The following items are provided to help Pastors and Parish Respect Life Coordinators promote pro-life awareness within the parish.
Respect Life Masses - these Friday Masses rotate weekly among parishes of the Diocese
Scheduling and Conducting a Respect Life Mass
The following guideline describes how a parish can participate in the Diocese-wide Respect Life initiative by occasionally conducting a parish Mass that promotes and prays for Life.
Suggested General Intercessions for a weekly Diocesan Respect Life Mass
One or more of these suggested pro-life intercessions may be incorporated into the Prayers of the Faithful at any Mass and especially at Respect Life Masses.
Suggested General Intercessions for Sunday or Feast Day Masses
This list includes suggested General Intercessions for each Sunday and Feast Day of the Liturgical Calendar (Years A, B, and C). Each intercession corresponds to the theme of the Scriptures for each day. The Bishop recommends that at least one pro-life intercession be included at each Sunday Mass.
Suggested Pulpit Announcement Anticipating a Respect Life Mass
The following statement (or something similar) may be used as a Mass announcement or incorporated into the parish bulletin to inform parishioners of an upcoming parish Respect Life Mass.
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