Faith opens our eyes to human life in all its grandeur and beauty.
The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events. The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes a program packet each year to call attention to numerous human life issues. These materials are especially helpful for priests, parish groups and other organizations.
Click around to find more information, order Respect Life Program packets, single or grouped items, or find clip art, free bulletin inserts and more information for your parish.
2012 Respect Life Month Statement
USCCB Mass for the Beginning of Respect Life Month
Most Reverend Martin D. Holley's Homily
(October 4, 2012)
Respect Life Program Materials
To order materials from the 2012-2013 Respect Life Program, please call 1-866-582-0943 or visit USCCB Publishing.
Pamphlets & Bulletin Inserts
This year, we are proud to announce 8-full colored pamphlets in both English and Spanish.
Parishes, schools and the press may use these articles for free with attribution to the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. The bulletin insert text may be copied and pasted, with attribution, into other resources to fit your local format.
The liturgy guide, available in both English and Spanish, includes homily notes and intercessory prayers for Respect Life Sunday and January 22, 2013, excerpts from the new "Mass for Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life" (and reflections on the Mass), excerpts from the new "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb," orders for the blessing of pro-life pilgrims and missionaries, and a prayer service for our nation in light of 40 years of abortion and for the healing of all those involved in abortion. (Microsoft Word version: English, en español)
The liturgy guide is also available to order.
These colorful and joyful posters are available to download in both English and Spanish.
The two-sided full-color, 22x14" poster is also available to order.
The flyer, available to download in English (Word version) and Spanish (Word version), provides a short overview of the different topics addressed in the Respect Life Program.
The flyer is also available to order in both English and Spanish.
A list of other pro-life publications
available to order.
October Prayer InitiativesOther Resources
In the spring of 2012, the
bishops urged an intensification of prayer and fasting for religious
freedom in our beloved country. Resources are provided to help the faithful learn more about our
courageous forebears in the faith and follow their example.
- Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty
2-sided booklet format (English) (en español)
1-sided format (English) (en español)
- Holy Hour for Life and Liberty
- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012: Mass and Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty: 12 noon EDT, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Check out the press release and Facebook page!
- Reading selection and word scramble
Other Items Available to Order
Pocket folder contains full-color Respect Life flyers (English and Spanish), eight full-color pamphlet-length articles (perfect for bulletins and vestibule pamphlet racks!) covering major pro-life issues.
Complete Set of Materials
Pocket folder contains full-color Respect Life flyers (English and Spanish), eight full-color pamphlet-length articles, plus a liturgy guide, one Respect Life poster (with English and Spanish on reverse sides).
Attractive full-color 9"x11" pocket folder; ideal for holding Respect Life Program articles and related materials.
Past Respect Life Program Materials