Blessed Pope John Paul II in his encyclical letter EVANGELIUM VITAE proposed that a Day for Life be celebrated each year, stating that: “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 recognition of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. “
In light of this proposal, all parishes and missions as well as associations and organizations shall observe October 01, 2017 as Life Sunday. This day will be a time of prayer specifically for those threatened by this culture of death, and let the culture of life be promoted through education and awareness, and a decision to be actively pro-life, acknowledging and defending the right to life etc.