Respect Life Month
Message from Most Reverend Thanh Thai Nguyen
Auxiliary Bishop of Orange in California
Greetings and thank you for your ministry in service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! As you are
well aware, October is Respect Life Month in the Diocese of Orange as throughout the U.S. I am
appreciative of all the good activities happening in parishes throughout the Diocese to uphold the
life and dignity of the human person and the common good. I write to commend to you some
opportunities to highlight this work in a special way during October.
Parishes are invited to host a ministry fair and other activities in which the beauty of our Catholic
teaching on life from conception to natural death can be shared with greater numbers of parishioners. In addition, special resources for students, parents, teachers, schools, and youth ministry will be available at respectlifeweek.com/orange.
Please consider preaching on the protection of life, from conception to natural death, and the dignity of the human person, before or during the month. Specifically, consider mentioning the following particular issues of focus:
Abortion (Beginning of Life) | Assisted Suicide (End of Life) | Foster Care
Homelessness | Human Trafficking | Migration Ministry
Care for Creation | Death Penalty
Further information on each issue can be found at www.rcbo.org/lifejusticepeace.
RESPECT LIFE MONTH RESOURCES
- 2018 Poster (English/ Spanish)
- 2018 “How To” Folder (here)
- 2018 Bilingual Flyer (here)
- Full Page Flyer (Eng /Span)
- Liturgical Resources (here)
- Additional materials from USCCB
- “Share the Journey” Campaign
RESPECT LIFE WEEK: October 1st- 5th
Respect Life Week is an amazing week-long celebration of what makes us Catholic; a total appreciation for Life from conception to natural death. Check out the new Respect Life Week website for the Diocese of Orange. On this page, you will find resources for students, teachers & youth ministers for Respect Life Week.
2018 Pennies From Heaven Packet
2018 Pennies from Heaven Poster
PFH Mass and Bulletin Announcements
List of Clinics, Shelters & Centers
Baby Bottle Inserts
Auxiliary Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen’s Letter to Pastors and Administrators
The Whole Person Care Initiative is a new comprehensive approach to caring for the sick and dying spearheaded by Catholic healthcare, the Catholic Church, community healthcare providers, and public health leaders. This effort seeks to remake how our healthcare system addresses death and dying and lays out a vision for a network of care that addresses both the physical and spiritual dimensions of care.
This day- long summit is open to professional care providers, community health leaders, parish volunteers, and clergy. Speakers include Ira Byock, MD, Megory Anderson, PhD. and Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange. Further details can be found on the event flyer here, or to register, visit wholepersoncare.eventbrite.com.
To learn more about our Foster Care Campaign please visit: rcbo.org/foster