2021 NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE
The National March for Life in Washington, D.C. has been cancelled.
Our Parish’s Schedule – March for Life – Friday 01/29/2021
10.30 AM – Mass (9 AM – No Mass)
11.15 AM – Rosary in our Parish Parking area
12 Noon – Watching the Rally on the big screen (In our Church)
1PM – Benediction (Devotion of St. Nicholas – Patron Saint of Children)
National Prayer Vigil for Life
The National Prayer Vigil for Life is an all-night pro-life prayer vigil held on the eve of the March for Life each January. Over 20,000 pilgrims from across the nation pray through the night for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life. It is held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
The vigil schedule includes the Opening Mass celebrated in the Great Upper Church. Prayer continues throughout the night with the National Rosary for Life, Night Prayer and Holy Hours for Life. The following morning, the prayer vigil concludes with Morning Prayer, Benediction and the Closing Mass the next morning.
The National Prayer Vigil for Life is one small part of the Church’s “great prayer for life.” It is sponsored by the USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and The Catholic University of America Office of Campus Ministry.
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
THE HOLY YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
Beginning on Feb. 1st, we will the Holy Year of St. Joseph in the following ways:
- Before each Mass Monday – Sunday, we will pray the prayer found on back the St. Joseph prayer card.
- Prayer cards will be available on a table in the rear of the main church. We have a very limited supply so we ask that you please take only one and carry it with you.
- Each Wednesday our morning Mass will close with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
- On the 19th of each month, our Mass will be said in honor of St. Joseph (except on Holy Days).