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Roman Catholics

Roman Catholic Church in the state of hawaii

Diocese of Honolulu

Witness to Jesus

Diocesan Offices

Diocesan Offices

The Role of the Parish Respect Life Coordinator

The Coordinator serves the parish and is assisted by the Diocesan Respect Life Office. The Coordinator, approved and/or appointed by the pastor, organizes and implements the efforts of the USCCB Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities at his/her local parish in consultation with the Pastor of that parish. The Pastoral Plan specifically focuses on building a culture of life through education, pastoral care activities, public policy efforts, and prayer & worship.

Working with Pastors and Parish Life Coordinators

  • Establish with your Pastor/PLC's expectations of your role and how best to work with him.
  • Identify the needs/dynamics of the parish and the Pastor/PLC's level of involvement.
  • Cultivate goodwill, trust, and friendship.
  • Listen to his evaluation of the pro-life needs of the parish.
  • Offer your services to successfully carry out programs and activities.

The Role of the Respect Life Coordinator

  • Read the USCCB Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities
  • Read the Hawaii Diocesan Respect Life Coordinator Manual (link coming soon)
  • As possible, organize a parish committee to help with planning and implementing respect life programs or projects
    • Contact Paulette to set up first meeting or call (808) 203-6722
    • Size will depend on parish needs
    • Some coordinators (particularly in small parishes) may find it unnecessary to establish a formal committee
  • Meet as needed to plan parish activities
  • Serve as a liaison between the parish and the Diocesan Respect Life Office 
    • Sign up to receive monthly bulletin announcement and the encourage the promotion of various pro-life activities
    • Sign up to receive the monthly Diocesan E-Newsletter
  • The Coordinator is at the service of the pastor. Upon resignation, the Coordinator should inform the pastor of his/her decision
  • The Coordinator serves in a voluntary manner. All activities must be subsidized in a manner agreed upon by the pastor