Monday, October 26, 2015

Praying for Life Year-Round: October 2015

Praying for Life Year-Round
October 2015
Respect Life Month: "Every Life is Worth Living" 

Respect Life Month, observed each October, begins the new, year-long cycle of the Respect Life Program, which continues through the following September. It is a time dedicated by the U.S. bishops for the Church nationwide to bring attention to, celebrate, and work and pray for the protection of the gift of human life. The theme of the 2015-16 Respect Life Program is "Every life is worth living." Visit to view or download the new materials!

May the Holy Spirit help us know and bear witness to the truth that every life is worth living.

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be 
"Experiencing suffering--or watching another suffer--is one of the hardest human experiences. Fear of the unknown can lead us into the temptation of taking control in ways that offend our dignity and disregard the reverence due to each person.

But we are not alone. Christ experienced suffering more deeply than we can comprehend, and our own suffering can be meaningful when we unite it with his. Especially in the midst of trials, we are invited to hold fast to the hope of the Resurrection. God is with us every step of the way, giving us the grace we need."

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap,Chairman
USCCB Committee on Respect Life Activities 
2015 Respect Life Month Statement
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
  • Pray the new Respect Life prayer, "Every Life is Worth Living" each day this week. (Order the prayer card here.)
  • If you know a friend who is struggling to find meaning in life, invite him or her to read one of the new Respect Life articles that shed light on the truth that every life is worth living, even when suffering, disability, and difficult situations make that hard to see.
  • Take the time to visit or to do something kind for a friend or family member who might be feeling alone in a time of need. Let your support be an encouragement for them.
One Step Further 
Read the rest of the 2015 Respect Life Month Statement from Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
Prayer Card: "Every Life is Worth Living"

Available to order in either English or Spanish!