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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: (with exceptions as noted by *)

June 25 Celebrant: Fr. Dan Young, Pastor of Good Shepherd, Pendleton & Clarence Center
July 30 Celebrant: Fr. Michael LaMarca
August 27 Celebrant: 
September 24 Celebrant: Fr. Steve Jekielek, Pastor of St. Christopher 
October 29 Celebrant: Fr. Jacek Mazur, Pastor of Divine Mercy
November 19* Celebrant: Most Reverend Richard Malone, Bishop of Buffalo

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

 2016 - 27th Annual 
 National Night of Prayer for Life 

 Thursday, December 8th 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday, 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


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)    



  • In-Service - Parish Respect Life Committee  Saturday, September 10, 2016 (9:00 am Mass)
  • 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 2, 2016 -10:30 am - St Joseph's Cathedral
    Celebrant - Bishop Richard Malone
  • National Life Chain -Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2-3:00 pm - Niagara Falls Blvd and some outlying areas

DECEMBER 8th & 9th

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


  • March for Life -  Friday, January 27, 2017 (FLIER) (Inaugural Year)
  • Light for a Candle for Life (Candle in the Window) (flier)
  • Observance of Roe vs Wade/Pro-Vita Award - January 21, 2017 (Parish to be announced)


  • 5th Annual St. Gianna Banquet - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 @ Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228


  • Rosary Novena for Life Mass 2016 - Saturday, March 19 to Saturday, November 19 8:30 am Mass
  • Mass for the Unborn -  TBA


  • Mass for anyone touched by adoption - April  2017 - Our Lady of Victory Basilica 10:30 AM 


  • Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb Mass - Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ St. Joseph Cathedral 10:30 a.m. Main Celebrant Bishop Edward Grosz


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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