Printable Resources

Visit this page often for printable Life & Justice resources. You can expect to find opportunities for:

  • Prayer and Reflection
  • Education
  • Action on behalf of Life & Justice

Resources will be offered for families, youth ministries, young adult ministries, adult faith formation groups, and more.

Click the links below to download PDF versions of the resources.

Catholics Fight Racism Event Flyer

March for Life: Prayer and Reflection Flyer & Bus List
Here’s a simple front-and-back flyer that includes prayer and reflection resources for use during travel to the March for Life on January 27, 2017.
March for Life Prayer and Reflection Resources 2017
Respect Life Mass at Holy Saviour Church
March for Life Buses 2017


Pope Francis’ Easter Prayer for World Peace
One-page prayer for an end to conflict around the world, taken from Pope Francis’ 2014 Easter Message

 

Pope Francis’ Easter Prayer for World Peace

“I Was Hungry and You Fed Me”: One-Hour Session on World Hunger
Intended for disciples of high-school age and up, this interactive session will introduce participants to some world hunger basics, invite them to reflect on the issue as Christians, and commit to fighting hunger in their daily lives. Download, print, and use it!
I Was Hungry and You Fed Me

And here’s a handout from the session you can use independent of the program:
Fight Hunger In Your Daily Life

20 Questions for Reflection After Service
After any service experience, it’s essential to share in reflection together. Download 20 questions that should help your group or family dig in to the experience.
Questions for Reflection After Service

Mother of the Living God: A Prayer of Pope Francis
At the end of his apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium,” Pope Francis includes a beautiful Marian prayer, which includes themes of life & justice. Download, print, and pray it. Good for bulletin inserts.
Mother of the Living Gospel

Assisted Suicide Bill: Printable Postcards to Legislators
A bill that would legalize assisted suicide in New Jersey has been introduced. Print out copies of the postcard here, and ask parishioners to sign them after Masses. Collect the cards and mail them or drop them off in one package.

Find out who your state legislators are by clicking here.
Assisted Suicide Postcard-Updated March 2014

Pope Francis Quotes Sorted by Topic
Nice resource from the USCCB, collecting Pope Francis quotes by topic. Many justice themes included.
Pope Francis Quotes

Respect Life Ministry Ideas
Ideas and resources for parish/school respect life ministries.
Respect Life Ministry Ideas

The ABCs of Pro-Life Activities in the Parish
A top-notch how-to guide from the Archdiocese of Newark and Diocese of Metuchen.
Respect Life Manual

Catholic Social Teaching Quiz
From Parish Social Ministry: Strategies for Success by Tom Ulrich, this Catholic social teaching quiz is a great way to start a conversation. Good for the beginning of a meeting or talk about CST.
Catholic Social Teaching Quiz

Human Trafficking: Issue Introduction and Resources
Did you know there are more people enslaved today than at any other point in human history? Learn about the Catholic Church’s response to human trafficking and check out some top-notched web-based resources to learn and act.
Human Trafficking Intro and Resources

Justice for Immigrants Prayer Vigil Resources
Gather with your faith community to pray for immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform. The USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants Campaign has gathered some fantastic prayer resources. Here are a few selections for download. See the rest by clicking here.

Prayer Service, Scripture Quotes, Song Suggestions
Prayer: “From Many, One Family of God”
Short Gathering Prayer
Immigration-Connected Rosary (Spanish)
Immigration-Connected Rosary (English)

Justice for Immigrants Resources

Postcards to Congressmen and Senator Menendez you can copy:
Sen. Menendez Postcard
Rep. LoBiondo Postcard

USCCB’s Response to Common Arguments Against Immigration Reform:
USCCB Immigration Answers

How could your parish connect with Life & Justice Ministries? A list of some ideas:
One-Page Life and Justice Parish Partnerships: What Could Be?

List of Great Web-Based Resources (For Families, Youth Ministries, or Children’s Ministries):
Catholic Social Teaching Resources for Families

30-Minute Sessions on Different Catholic Social Teaching Themes (For Families, Youth Ministries, or Children’s Ministries):
Poverty in the US and Our Faith-Filled Response (For Families)
Saint Francis of Assisi and Protecting Creation (For Families)

40 Days for Life Greeting

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