Respect Life Month
The Eucharist and Radical Solidarity
October is Respect Life Month
Every October the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning to the end of their lives, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.
The theme for this year is: The Eucharist and Radical Solidarity.
The Eucharist fortifies us in our response against the culture of death so that every Life from conception to natural death is respected, protected, and supported in the Body of Christ, His Church.
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Sanctity of Human Life Collection
Every year during Respect Life Month and more specifically Respect Life Sunday, all parishes are encouraged to conduct a Second Collection during mass. The donations from this second collection, called The Sanctity of Human Life Collection, go towards funding the Office of Respect Life and Pastoral Care.
Thanks to the generous contributions through this collection we are able to continue life saving programs in our diocese. This is the opportunity to bring your faith in action and support our work in serving, educating, and advocating for the sanctity of all human life.
Your contribution makes it possible to have our english and spanish post-abortion healing retreats, support women in a crisis pregnancy, educate and train parish leaders, implement the Caring for the Whole Person ministries in parishes, develop practical resources and provide education for end-of-life decision making, among many other things we continue to do and new projects we want to implement to better serve the youth, families, and the elderly in our communities.
Consider making a gift to our ministry either by participating in this second collection at your parish, mailing in your donation or making it online. All gifts are tax deductible.
Contribute during the second collection at your parish on Respect Life Sunday (Oct. 1st) or other parishes might conduct the collection at a later date.
Mail in your donation to:
Diocesan Pastoral Center
Attn: Respect Life & Pastoral Care
1201 East Highland Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92404