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26th Annual 

National Night of Prayer for Life 

Tuesday, December 8th 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 9th

Let us bow down in UNISON across the nation before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration and Reparation for the sins against the lives of our innocent unborn and helpless ones.

If your parish participating in the National Night of Prayer please let us know:  Office of Pro-Life Activities, 795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, (716) 847-2205 or by email    

List of parishes participating in this endeavor from 9:00 pm on December 8th to 1:00 am December 9th (with the exceptions noted by *.)  Anyone interested may attend the night of prayer at any of the following:

1. St. Stephen
   2100 Baseline
   Grand Island, NY 14072

2. Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
   7580 Clinton Street
   Elma, NY 14059 

3. St. Mary of the Angels Church
    202 S. Union Street
    Olean, NY 14760

4. Immaculate Conception
    4671 Townline Road
    Ransomville, NY 14131

* 5. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
       3148 Abbott Rd.
       Orchard Park, NY 14127
        Service from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the chapel.

6. St. Martin of Tours Adoration Chapel
    1140 Abbott Road
    Buffalo, NY 14220

7. St. Mary of the Lake
    4737 Lakeshore Road
    Hamburg, NY 14075

*8. St. Clare 
      193 Elk Street
      Buffalo, NY 14210
       December 8th,  6:30pm -8:00pm

*9. Good Shepherd RC
      5442 Tonawanda Creek Road
      N. Tonawanda, NY 14120
       (7:00pm Mass at Pendleton Site, Adoration after Mass until 10:00pm)

*10. Our Lady of Pompeii
        158 Laverack Avenue
        Lancaster, NY 14086
        9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

11. St Amelia 
      2999 Eggert Road
      Tonawanda, NY 14150
      8:00 pm prayer service followed by a patriotic rosary and quiet prayer time. 
      12:30 am Chaplet of Divine Mercy
      12:45 am solemn Benediction!  

*12. Our Mother Good Counsel
        3688 South Park Avenue
        Blasdell, NY 14219
  December 8th with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & the Living Rosary beginning at 6:30pm

*13. St. Mary’s
        6 North Street
        Canaseraga, NY  14822
     1st Friday Adoration/ Rosary for Life after the 9am Mass (Exposition, Adoration with
    Rosary for Life, Benediction.)  Fr. John will be available for confessions at the conclusion
    On December 8 following the 6:30pm Mass 
    7:30pm -8:30pm - Exposition, Adoration with prayers for life, concluding with Benediction.

*14. St. Paul
         Delaware Avenue and Victoria Blvd.
         Kenmore, NY 14217
         7:00 pm Mass followed by Pro-Life hour 12-8-15

  15. St. Martha
        10 French Road
        Depew, NY 14043
        Adoration held in the Adoration chapel (located off of the French Street parking lot)

*16. St. John Paul II Parish
         2052 Lakeview Road
        Lake View, NY 14085
        7 PM Mass (Main Church)
        Adoration following Mass until 9 PM

  18. Fourteen Holy Helpers
        1345 Indian Church Road
        West Seneca, NY 14224



Video of a documentary that followed St. Francis High School on their quest to lead the masses at the 2013March for Life in Washington D.C.   

(click on the image above to view video)


Youth Leaders (Letter to Youth Leaders) (Permission Forms)

Join the
Buffalo Diocese and hundreds of thousands of Catholics and others in solidarity for a pilgrimage of public witness, penance, and prayer for all those effected by the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, and for the conversion of those who misguidedly perpetuate it.  Catholics and all people of good will shall gather together to pray and publicly intercede on behalf of the unborn, their parents, families, our communities, nation and our leaders, that this prayerful  presence may open hearts, minds and souls to the fullness of the Gospel of Life in our  lives and laws, healing the wounds of abortion.  We look forward once again to a unified and powerful stand against the Roe v. Wade decision! 

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Th. D., Bishop of Buffalo,
will be attending the Mass at
the DC Armory in Washington on
January 22, 2016 with Youth Groups from Buffalo.


Breakfast and Mass at the hotel:  Celebrant Reverend Steve Jekielek

Keynote Speaker: Kathryn J. Lopez


Buses: will depart on the morning of Thursday, January 21, 2016
see brochure with bus stops (BROCHURE
Round trip fare $175.00 (includes bus, breakfast & speaker at hotel

Bus Only $125.00      Breakfast & Speaker Only $50.00

: 3:00 pm arrive at Washington Plaza Hotel in time to attend the
6:30 pm National Vigil Mass at
the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Single rate: $189   Double: $219
Call Washington Plaza Hotel: (202) 842-1300 or 800-424-1140    

Mention: Diocese of Buffalo 2016  or you can book your room on line

YOU MUST register before  
Hotel deadline date: December 20,2015 

To guarantee your seat on the bus you must send the registration with your Payment by 
Thursday, December 31  Indicate bus # and pick up location on your registration form

Money non-refundable if payment received after Thursday, December 31, 2015.

No seat is guaranteed without prior payment NO money will be collected at departure.

Checks payable toDiocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities, 795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 


March for Life


2015 - 26th Annual 
National Night of Prayer for Life 

Tuesday, December 8th 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 9th

Let us bow down in UNISON across the nation before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration and Reparation for the sins against the lives of our innocent unborn and helpless ones.

If your parish participating in the National Night of Prayer please let us know:  Office of Pro-Life Activities, 795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, (716) 847-2205 or by email


Rosary Novena for Life Mass at 8:00 am at St. Rose of Lima Parish (500 Parker Avenue, Buffalo)

Mass will be followed by a silently and prayerfully procession to and from a local abortion clinic (optional) where we join together in prayer.  Closing prayers will take place upon our return outside of St. Rose of Lima.

Respect Life Committees, Youth Groups, Parish Ministries, are especially encouraged to join us to show their support for the Sanctity of Life 

The remaining Saturdays are: October 31 and November 21* (with exceptions as noted by *)

For more information call the pro-life office (716) 847-2205.   FLIER



  • In-Service - Parish Respect Life Committee  Saturday, September 12, 2015
  • Wash for Life -  Thousand of youth from all over the country participate in the Wash for Life to raise money for Pregnancy Care Centers

Always the First Sunday in October

  • Respect Life Mass - Sunday, October 4, 2015 -10:30 am - St Joseph's Cathedral
    Celebrant - Bishop Edward Grosz
  • National Life Chain -Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2-3:00 pm - Niagara Falls Blvd and some outlying areas

DECEMBER 8th & 9th

  • National Night of Prayer - 9pm on Dec 8th till 1am Dec 9th (FLIER) (PRAYERS
    Takes place at a variety of parishes


  • March for Life - Wednesday, January 2016 (FLIER)
  • Light for a Candle for Life (Candle in the Window) (flier)
  • Observance of Roe vs Wade/Pro-Vita Award - January , 2016 (Parish to be announced)


  • 4th Annual St. Gianna Banquet - Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228


  • Rosary Novena for Life Mass 2015 - Saturday, March 28 to Saturday, November 21 8:30 am Mass
  • Mass for the Unborn -  March 25 - St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Cheektowaga 6:30 pm Rosary 7:00 pm Mass
  • Holy Day of Prayer for the Unborn Child - March 25 - St. Amelia, Tonawanda 11:00 am - 6:30 pm


  • Mass for anyone touched by adoption - April 2016 - Our Lady of Victory Basilica 10:30 AM 


  • Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb Mass - Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ St. Joseph Cathedral 10:30 a.m.


Rosary for Life & Holy Hours before the Blessed Sacrament 

(Please adhere to Diocesan Guidelines for presence at an abortion clinic) 

  • Last Saturday of each month from March through November with 8am mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Parkside & Parker Ave, Buffalo followed by procession to abortion clinic at 2500 Main Street.
  • 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month with mass at 8am at St. Leo the Great Church, Amherst, followed by a rosary in front of 2500 Sweet home Rd (Travel by car)
  • Our Lady of Pompeii Parish - 158 Laverack Ave.- Lancaster, NY host every 1st Friday of every month from 12pm - 7pm, final hour (6-7pm) devoted to praying for an end to abortion with benediction at 7:00pm.  For more information contact Our Lady of Pompeii Rectory @ 683-6522.
  • Planned Parenthood - William's Rd & Lancaster Dr, Wheatfield NY
    Fridays 7am - 12pm
  • Women's Services - 2500 Main St, Buffalo, NY
    Wednesday 9am
    Thursday 7:30am (no organized group)
    Friday 9am
    Saturday 9am
  • Children's Hospital - 140 Hodge Ave, Buffalo, NY    
    Monday 9am  
  • St. Vincent de Paul (Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY)  First Saturday of every month 8:00 am preceding the 8:30 am Mass
  • St. Raphael (College & Macklem Ave., N.F., NY) Second Monday of every month following the 8:oo am Mass, from 8:30 - 9:30 am. 
  • Divine Mercy (Niagara & 24th Street, N.F., NY) Every Tuesday, 12n-1:00 pm followed by adoration until 2:00 pm, Divine Mercy chaplet then 3:00 pm Benediction. 
  • St. Mary of the Cataract (4th Street, N.F., NY) First Wednesday of every month following the 12:10 pm Communion Service - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 12:30 pm; Pro-Life Rosary at 1:05 pm. 
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 27th & Independence Ave., N.F., NYFirst Thursday of every month from 12:00-1:00 pm continue with Adoration until 3:00 pm 
  • St. Mary of the Angels, Olean - MONTHLY the first Sunday of EVERY month from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm at the intersection of routes 417 and 16 in Olean

Guidelines for presence at clinics during diocesan rosary for life

Please, no signs as we have a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a banner that reads
"For God, For Mary, For Life"
We are there to peacefully pray for an end to abortion so if anyone says anything demeaning or insulting to us,please do not answer back.
A Mass to Remember (Healing Service)

For women and their families who have lost a child through abortion, miscarriage, or stillbirth.

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