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These suggestions 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.
Print 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.
Hang the flyer up on parish doors, bulletin boards, and other high-traffic areas.
Include excerpts in parish communications, use for individual or staff reflection, derive inspiration for parish efforts, etc.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Make 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 more.
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 online.
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