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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.
Pamphlets & Bulletin Inserts
This year, we are proud to announce 7-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, 2014, 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)
Our 14-page catalog lists all the pro-life publications & resources available to order through the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.
A reflection on Pope Francis' witness and challenge to all young people at the 2013 World Youth Day in a word puzzle.
The bishops are urging an intensification of prayer and fasting for religious freedom in our beloved country. During this Year of Faith, new resources are provided to help the faithful learn more about our faith and join in prayer together.
Call to Prayer
Holy Hour for Life and Liberty
More prayer resources coming soon.
Our past Respect Life Program materials have not gone away!
The materials for the Respect Life Programs of 1996 - 2010 are archived on our old website. Below are a few examples:
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