Respect Life Contest 2017

Moved By Mercy

Poster Contest: Grades 1-2 & 3-4 | Essay Contest: Grades 5-6 & 7-8

We are excited to begin this year's Respect Life Essay and Poster contests on March 25, the date the Church traditionally celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation, when Mary said "Yes" to life by accepting God's will of conceiving Jesus in her womb. This day is also recognized as the International Day of the Unborn Child.

Use the theme "Moved By Mercy" to reflect on how YOU personally are moved by mercy to help someone (or a group of people). How do YOU say "yes" to life by inviting Jesus into your heart and sharing His mercy with others? Here are two ideas: Reflect on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy and how they help you cherish the gift of each life as precious! Reflect on the parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37).

"When we live out a spirituality of drawing nearer to others and seeking their welfare, our hearts are opened wide to the Lord's greatest and most beautiful gifts. Whenever we encounter another person in love, we learn something new about God. Whenever our eyes are opened to acknowledge the
other, we grow in the light of faith and knowledge of God."

- Pope Francis -

Respect Life Essay and Poster Contest 2017


Contest Opens March 25, 2017
Contest Closes April 25, 2017


Contact Celia McKee Office of the Dignity of Human Life
PO Box 23825
Green Bay WI 54305
(920) 272-8271 | 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8271
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"When God comes, he always calls us out of our house. We are visited so that we can visit others; we are encountered so as to encounter others; we receive love in order to give love."

- Pope Francis -