• Respect Life Sunday: October 1st, 2017

  • What Is Respect Life Sunday?

    Respect Life Sunday was instituted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1972. Every year on the first Sunday of October, we remember the 100,000 pre-born lives that ended by abortion in Canada every year. This day is an opportunity for Churches and communities across the country to remind themselves of the value of life and why we must promote life and take a stand for the 'orphans and widows' of our day. It is a reminder to learn more and get involved in supporting people in their moment of need with love and compassion. 

     

    How to get your church involved on October 1st:

    1. Include the pro-life message in your homily that Sunday
    2. Order our custom Respect Life Sunday bulletin inserts to be handed out in each bulletin (available in English, Spanish and Polish)
    3. Take up a special collection for Halton Alive in support of pro-life education and resources
    4. Commit to attending Life Chain and encourage Parishioners to join you
    5. Participate in the Baby Food Drive to demonstrate support for those who have chosen life for their child
     
    What is Life Chain?

    On October 1st, advocates across North America participate in an event called Life Chain to help spread a life-affirming message of hope to their community. Participants hold signs a corners with messat main interesections for one hour. Respect Life Sunday is an opportunity to unite pro-lifers from all backgrounds, reflect on the innate preciousness of each human life, and inspire participants to become more active in the pro-life movement throughout the year. Life Chain is an advocacy activity. 

     

    Halton Life Chain location:

    1. Burlington: Fairview St. and Maple Ave.
    2. Oakville: Dundas Rd. and Trafalgar Rd.
    3. Milton: Main St. and Ontario St. 
    4. Georgetown: Maple Ave. and Guelph St.

     

    What is the Baby Food Drive?

    While many schools and churches will be collecting canned goods during the Thanksgiving season, baby items are in short supply at local food banks. That's why last year Halton Alive began this initiative to address the specific need for baby food, formula and diapers. This is an excellent way to demonstrate that we as pro-lifers care about supporting women who have chosen life. Filling the food banks with baby food & formula is a very practical way of showing we care!

     

    Here's how you can get involved:

    1. Let us know you intend to participate.
    2. Announce the Baby Food Drive alongside Respect Life Sunday
    3. Have a box with the attached poster on it available in your church for collections all month long
    4. Advertise with the attached poster and forthcoming bulletin announcements
    5. Coordinate with Halton Alive for a food drop-off/pick-up
 
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