During October, which is Respect Life Month, the RLA hosts its annual Respect Life Convention. The purpose of the Convention is to provide a forum for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis to gather and listen to informative and motivational speakers discuss the dignity and sanctity of human life and the latest efforts to build a Culture of Life.
The Right START program is a respect life curriculum taught by trained, volunteer teachers to 8th graders at Catholic elementary schools and parish schools of religion.
Eighth Grade Creative Writing Contest
Since 1979, the Respect Life Apostolate has sponsored an annual writing competition for 8th grade students planning to attend a Catholic high school or accredited Catholic home school program. (Catholic students entering a public high school are also encouraged to enter as they're still eligible for an honorable mention prize).
Parish Respect Life Committee
The Parish Respect Life Committee, led by the Parish Respect Life Coordinator, is a vital part of Respect Life Apostolate’s success in serving the community. Not only do committees and coordinators provide resources to their parish on life issues, they also actively evangelize their fellow parishioners on life issues and support the pastor and priests in making life issues visible at the parish level.
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Are you a high school senior or college student? Looking for an educational pro-life summer experience?
The RLA offers a seven to eight-week unpaid summer internship each year in June and July. The internship is approximately 16 hours/week and is open to to incoming high school seniors and college students.
Pro-Life Video Challenge
Are you age 13-39? Are you pro-life? Enter the 2018 Respect Life Apostolate's Pro-Life Video Challenge and you could win a $500 prize!