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October is Respect Life Month

Respect Life Month: Every Life - Cherished | Chosen | Sent

Image/Logo - Respect Life Month theme 2018-19, Our Lady of Guadalupe & San Juan DiegoThe Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October (Oct. 7, 2018). The program is highlighted in liturgies, marked by special events, and includes many resources to help Catholics understand, value, and become engaged with supporting the God-given dignity of every person. This year's theme, "Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent," is featured October 2018 - September 2019.
Read Bishop Walkowiak's letter to parishioners:
The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes a program packet each year calling attention to numerous human life issues. These materials are especially helpful for priests, parish groups, schools, and other organizations.

Mass for God's Children Nov. 12

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign Sept. 26 - Nov. 4

2019 March for Life in Washington, D.C. & Mass for Life with Bishop Walkowiak

Additional resources

Diocese of Grand Rapids Respect Life Ministry resources
CONNECT with the Respect Life Ministry office & activities on Facebook (@DOGRRespectLifeMinistry)
Respect Life Program resources (USCCB)


Afton Baker, administrative assistant, pastoral services
Phone: 616-288-0908 (English/Español)