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Respect Life Ministry

Mary Pereira, respect life coordinator
Phone: 616-240-7896 (English/Español)
Fax: 616-551-5657
Resources & Upcoming Events
​Resource ​Description
Fortnight for Freedom ​The Fortnight for Freedom takes place from June 21 to July 4, and is a time during which we celebrate a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.
Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage &
Religious Liberty
​The U.S. Bishops'  call to prayer, penance, and sacrifice
for the sake of renewing a culture of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country.
Word of Life ​Word of Life is a monthly resource for dioceses and parishes. It is available in both English and Spanish. Each month, you will find bulletin quotes, occasional homily notes, and petitions.
Respect Life Program Resources The Respect Life Program, an initiative of the USCCB, 
begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday,
the first Sunday in October
Mass for Life 2016​ ​View photos from the Mass for Life 2016 with Bishop Walkowiak celebrated on January 22nd, the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
March for Life 2016​ ​Read about the diocese's participation in the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities | Pro-Life Activities  Resources from the USCCB
Living the Gospel of Life: a Challenge to American Catholics ​A statement by the USCCB, 1998
Annual Symposium on Human Life & Dignity 

2015 - (Capital Punishment & Contraception) Details & resources
2014 - (End of Life & Mental Illness) Details & resources
2013 (Human trafficking & immigration) -
Details & resources

 Upcoming Events