Thesesuggestions are meant to provide some ideas for use of the Respect Life
materials. Be sure to know and follow all
local policies and procedures, particularly safe environment and
rights policies, and to obtain the appropriate permissions before moving
forward. If you have any questions about applicable policies, contact
parish, school, diocese, and/or other relevant authoritative entities.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nearly all materials are available to order or download them for FREE!Hold a contest or raffle (following local laws and policies
regarding such events). Place a receptacle, entry forms, and an explanatory
sign beneath the poster during the month of October. Other than contact
information, require that each entry include a concrete suggestion* for
cherishing the gift of human life. The winning entry/entries could be drawn at
random, or a prize could be given for the best idea(s)—for example, printing
them in the parish bulletin and implementing them.
could sign an oversized card made out of poster board with a specific prayer
commitment for women facing unexpected pregnancies; the card could then be
given to a local pregnancy care center.
Distribute the articles (in print or online) among other
participants in Respect Life ministry to read by a certain time. Schedule a
casual get-together with light refreshments or at a local café or restaurant.
Discuss the articles and what was most helpful. Together, brainstorm ideas for
how to use the articles as tools for reaching others compassionately with the
merciful message of respect for life.
Gather with other members of Respect Life ministry to
reflect upon the theme together—both for personal enrichment and to consider
the ministry's activities in light of the theme for the year.
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