TWO More Upcoming Events This Week
National Prayer Vigil for Life
The annual National Prayer Vigil for Life in the United States will take place from January 28 to January 29 in a virtual format, due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The vigil is organized annually in January by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to commemorate the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s “Roe v. Wade” and “Doe v. Bolton” decisions which legalized abortion in the country in 1973.
Since then over 60 million abortions have been performed legally in the US.
In normal circumstances, the prayer vigil is hosted by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat and the Catholic University of America’s Office of Campus, in Washington D. C., and is followed by a March for Life in the city, with thousands of pilgrims convening to pray for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life.
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January 22 Day of Prayer for the
Legal Protection of Unborn Children
We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard.
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
: “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.”
As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms.
Another way to take part is through participating in special events to observe the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Please join the 9 Days for Life, a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on observing the gift of life of each person.
Each day a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information.
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A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.
Pope Saint John Paul II Evangelium Vitae
on Monday, January 18 at 8:16PM