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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
Natural Family Planning Awareness Week: July 24-30 Natural Family Planning, or NFP, is a method of birth regulation that is consistent with Catholic marriage vows by which a couple takes time to understand and recognize the natural and biological signs of fertility and infertility. Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), is July 24-30.
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