As many parishes observe Respect Life Sunday and other special pro-life
celebrations in the month of October, Priests for Life is pleased to make a
number of liturgical resources and suggested action items available.
1. General Intercessions.
www.priestsforlife.org/intercessions for intercessions for Respect Life Sunday
and all Sundays of the year.
2. Preaching. At
www.priestsforlife.org/preaching, we provide a wealth of resources for
preaching on abortion. The three standard elements in the pro-life homily are
www.priestsforlife.org/preaching/elements.aspx. A more lengthy exposition of
the dynamics of preaching on abortion can be found at
www.priestsforlife.org/preaching/newpreachingonabortion.htm, and a sample
homily drawn from these principles can be read at
Each week, we provide an email service whereby homily suggestions are sent based
on the readings of the Lectionary. These emails are archived at
where you can find specific suggestions for the upcoming Sundays. If you wish to
receive this service all year round, simply request it free of charge at
3. Prayers. Select from our wide range of pro-life prayers at
We have an ongoing, daily prayer campaign to end abortion, and the parish as a
whole may want to sign onto this. See
For suggestions of prayer options within the liturgy, see
www.priestsforlife.org/liturgy/index.aspx. These options include
a simple "Commissioning of your Parish Respect Life Group" which could be done
appropriately on Respect Life Sunday.
4. Bulletin Inserts. Short and long bulletin inserts on pro-life themes
can be found at
5. Action items. Respect Life Sunday is an excellent time to initiate
pro-life activity in the parish that can continue throughout the year. Find
suggestions for activities at