Respect
Protect
Love
Serve
LIFE
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Evangelium Vitae
(The Gospel of Life)
The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus'
message.
To all the members of the Church,
the people of life and for life,
work to ensure that a new culture of human
life will be affirmed, to build an
authentic civilization of truth and love.
-Bl. John Paul II
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Evangelium Vitae
(The Gospel of Life)
•A precise and vigorous reaffirmation of the
value of human life and its inviolability
•A pressing appeal addressed to each and every
person in the name of God: Respect, protect,
love and serve life, every human life! Only in this
direction will you find justice, development, true
freedom, peace and happiness"
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Are we celebrating our Life?
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Family
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Family
•See them grow, nurture them
•Do not overwork
• Have time for family and friends
•Celebrate people
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Family
•The community of life and love
•The sanctuary of life through which God’s
gift of life is welcome and protected.
•The family has a decisive and irreplaceable
role in building a culture of life.
• Mission: to proclaim, celebrate and serve the
Gospel of life
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Present-day Threats to Human Life
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Issues to address to curb abortion
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
The Culture of Death
• The eclipse of the value of life
• The eclipse of the sense of God and of man
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Social Attitude
“At the same time a new cultural climate is
developing and taking hold, broad sectors of public
opinion justify certain crimes against life in the
name of the rights of individual freedom, and on
this basis they claim not only exemption from
punishment but even authorization by the State, so
that these things can be done with total freedom
and indeed with the free assistance of health-care
systems.”
(Evangelium Vitae 4)
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Accept the responsibility for our
brothers and sisters
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
A New
Culture
“We must build a new culture of
life”
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Respect Life
Womb to tomb
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Signs of Hope
Signs of victory, signs of hope, sometimes more hidden, less obtrusive, but
significant:
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
Signs of Hope
Signs of victory, signs of hope, sometimes more hidden, less
obtrusive, but significant:
•Families which freely accept abandoned children and older
people
•Volunteer work in the service of life;
•Movements and programs of social consciousness raising
in support of life
•Generous and respectful involvement in the medical
profession and in scientific research
•Sensitivity to bioethical questions and ecology
•A growing aversion to the death penalty.
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
There is still a long way to go…
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
What can we do?
Above all, the daily
gestures of
welcome, sacrifice and selfless
concern shown to the "little ones" and to
the most needy are spreading around the
world "the civilization of life and of love."
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
"See, I have set before you this day life
and good, death and evil.... Therefore
choose life, that you and your
descendants may live" (Dt. 30:15, 19).
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
•4Life ministry is envisioned to build a community that
celebrates, respects and defends the fullness of life
entrusted to us by our heavenly Father.
•The Ministry aims to train ‘Missionaries of Life’ enable
families to be ‘sanctuaries of life’ and youth to ‘walk as
children of light.’
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
•Center for Life
•The Center will act as the pro-life center, which will
coordinate and animate all pro-life activities within the
Parish/Mission.
•Constituted by pro-life families in the Parish/Mission,
the center will provide factual information, moral
teaching, and motivation to young people on various life
issues.
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
•Life Sunday
•Life Sunday is the time of prayer specifically for those
threatened by the culture of death and a day to
acknowledge and defend the right to life.
•"The celebration of this Day should be planned and
carried out with the active participation of all sectors of
the local Church. Its primary purpose should be to foster
in individual consciences, in families, in the Church and
in civil society a deep rooted recognition of the the
meaning and value of human life at every stage and in
every condition.” (Evangelium Vitae)
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
•4life activities
Organize Adoration and Intercession for Life
• 40 hour Adoration starting on Friday evening ending
Sunday morning.
• Rosary for life, procession to grotto if possible
• Show pro-life video and short movies like Tree of life.
• Poster exhibition, PowerPoint presentation,
• Debates and discussion on Life issues
• Decorating Holy Family picture in families
• Decorating Church and homes with Bible versus on
value of Life
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
•4life activities
Doing a Divine Mercy Chaplet/Rosary immediately
after/before Mass
• Circulating leaflets or CDs or other prolife materials
• Having thematic presentations to build the culture of life:
value of unborn life, contraception, NFP, need for more
children, respecting and taking care of elders.
• Circulating our lady's or Holy family's statue in Ward
prayers / family units.
• Group study on Humanae Vitae and Evangelium Vitae.
• Appreciate people with more kids.
• Youth group, kids and families could go visit abortion clinic
and involve in their activities
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
www.4life.jesusyouth
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10
"To have life and have it abundantly" Jn.10:10