October is Respect Life Month. The first Sunday of each October is dedicated as Respect Life Sunday. At Masses that day, thousands of parishes across the country begin a year-long educational and prayer campaign in support of life. This year, Respect Life Sunday will be on October 1. This year’s theme, “Be Not Afraid,” is featured October 2017 – September 2018.
- Resources from the USCCB for use by Catholic faith communities
- Pastoral Plan for Pro Life Activities
- The Need for the Conscience Protection Act (pdf)
- Planned Parenthood: Setting the Record Straight
Prayer for Life
Father and maker of all,
you adorn all creation
with splendor and beauty,
and fashion human lives
in your image and likeness.
Awaken in every heart
reverence for the work of your hands,
and renew among your people
a readiness to nurture and sustain
your precious gift of life.
Grant this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in
the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Prayer taken from the Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, Revised Edition (Washington, DC: USCCB, 2007), 365.
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