Thesesuggestions are simply meant to provide some ideas for use of the Respect Life materials in faith formation efforts. Be sure to know and follow all local policies and procedures, particularly safe environment and parental
rights policies, and to obtain the appropriate permissions before moving
forward. If you have any questions about applicable policies, contact your
parish, school, diocese, and/or other relevant authoritative entities.
Using the Materials: Suggestions for Parishes
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up the poster
in the back of church, on the inside of the front door, and/or in
the parish office. Leave it up all year, or put it up during Respect Life Month
(October) and January (the month in which the Day of Prayer for the Legal
Protection of Unborn Children
the poster on 8.5" x 11" paper. Use it as a
bulletin insert, or make copies available for parishioners to take home.
Feature a different article each month. Include a quote with
a link to the full article in the bulletin, highlight and link to the article
on the parish website, and share the article on social media.*
*See also: Free social
media training webinar. Although this one-hour webinar took place
during the 2015–2016 Respect Life Program, the principles covered remain
pertinent, and continued use of the shareable graphics is encouraged.
Use as a bulletin insert
Hang the flyer up on parish doors, bulletin boards, and
other high-traffic areas.
Visit the Respect Life image gallery for downloadable images, including designs for the 2018-2019 theme, "Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent."
Use in the parish bulletin or e-newsletter, on the parish website or social media, etc.
Respect Life Sunday / Respect Life Month
These items were featured for Respect Life Sunday / Month in October 2017, but you're welcome to use them at any time.
Respect Life Month Statement (en español)
Include excerpts in parish communications, use for individual or staff reflection, derive inspiration for parish efforts, etc.Homily Notes (en español)
Although especially developed to assist priests and deacons, these notes can also be used by other Catholic leaders to help structure a talk or presentation.Intercessions (en español)
Include an intention in the parish bulletin on one of the dates mentioned or at another time that naturally relates to the topic.
For example, the intention referring to the Eucharist could be used on The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
Using the Materials: General Suggestions
The Respect Life Program materials are meant to help you build a culture of life, whatever your area of work or ministry. Whether you're serving in a parish, Catholic education, faith formation, communications, or pro-life, youth, young adult, or campus ministry--there's something for you! (More Information: Respect Life Program FAQ)
(Print / en español)
1. Respect Life Program: FAQ
2. E-Tools to Know
3. Intercessions for Life
4. Respect Life Display: How To
5. Youth Contest: How To
6. Youth Contest: Flyer
7. Youth Contest: Judges' Score Sheet
8. 9 Days for Life: Leaders' Guide
folder can be used for more than just holding the 2017-2018 Respect Life
For example, put a label with customized information for
your organization (ministry, parish, school, diocese, etc.) on the right inside
pocket, and use the folder to hold participant materials for local conferences,
retreats, and gatherings.
Catalog (DOWNLOAD / Request print copy by calling toll-free 866-582-0943.)
others aware of the variety of materials available to order from the USCCB
Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, ranging from prayer cards to posters and
Because of the wide array available, people serving in various capacities
can find helpful resources for their job or ministry.
Give them copies of the
catalog, or direct them to www.usccb.org/respectlife, where they can access it