The Office of Pro-Life Activities sponsors several events throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and beyond to defend all life.
Rosary Novena for Life - Saturday, September 30 @ 8:00 am with Reverend Andrew Lauricella at St. Rose of Lima Parish
Mass for the Loss of a Child - Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 12 noon@ St. Mary of the Cataract RC Church (259 Fourth Street, Niagara Falls) Confessions will be offered before Mass beginning at 11:30 am and after Mass. Refreshments served after Mass. Sponsored by the Respect Life Committees of St. Mary of the Cataract & Divine Mercy Parish, Niagara Falls / Immaculate Conception, Ransomville / St. Stephen's, Grand Island
The 8 a.m. Saturday 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 and parish ministers are
especially encouraged to join us to show their support for the Sanctity
The remaining Saturdays are: (with exceptions as noted by * due to holiday weekends)
For more information, call the Pro-Life office (716) 847-2205 or download our flyer.
The 28th annual event will take place Friday, Dec. 8, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
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 is participating in the National Night of Prayer please
let us know at the Office of Pro-Life Activities, 795 Main Street, Buffalo,
NY 14203, (716) 847-2205 or by email Pro-Lifeoffice@buffalodiocese.org. Don't forget to download our flyer and prayer.
The Annual March for Life takes place in late January as thousands of pro-life supporters gather in Washington, D.C. The diocese coordinates a trip for any local Western New Yorkers who wish to attend. More information will be available later this year.
Annually, always on the first Sunday in October, Life Chain invites the churches in each city and town across North America to bear witness in the public arena to raise awareness of the Sanctity of Life. Stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour, while holding one of the following approved pro-life sign messages:
• ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN • JESUS FORGIVES AND HEALS • ADOPTION: THE LOVING OPTION
• LORD, FORGIVE US AND OUR NATION • ABORTION HURTS WOMEN • PRAY TO END ABORTION
Parish is responsible to order their own signs, you can order online at http://www.life-support.org/lifechain/ or you download the PDF form return the completed form to Life Support by mail
(PO Box 270068 Fort Collins, CO 80527) or by fax (719-785-5775).
St. Gianna Benefit Banquet
The annual St. Gianna Benefit Banquet is to raise enough money to able to keep pace with our increasing need to continue to service the woman, men, and babies that are referred to the St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center. We hope and pray that you can come and learn more about the center.
We hope we can count on your support and prayers throughout the year and hope to see you at the banquet!
• In-Service - Parish Respect Life Committee, Saturday, September 9, 2017 (9 a.m. Mass)
Respect Life Mass - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017, St Joseph's Cathedral, Buffalo
National Life Chain - 2 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017, Niagara Falls Blvd. and some outlying areas
National Night of Prayer - 9 p.m. December 8 until 1 a.m. December 9 (flyer) (prayers), takes place at a variety of parishes
March for Life - Friday, January 19, 2018 (information) (permission health & image waiver form)
Light for a Candle for Life (Candle in the Window) (flyer)
Observance of Roe vs Wade/Pro-Vita Award - Saturday, January 13, 2018 (Parish to be announced)
7th Annual St. Gianna Banquet, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Tickets: $60 per person/$50 per student Deadline: Tickets non-refundable
A Day of Hope and Healing - Saturday, November 11, 2017 9-3pm at Christ the King Seminary (flier)
Rosary Novena for Life Mass 2017, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 25 to Saturday, November 18
Mass for the Unborn, March 22, 2017 @ St. Aloysius Gonzaga 7:00 pm
Mass for anyone touched by adoption, 10:30 a.m., April 22, 2017, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna
for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb Mass - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, St.
Joseph Cathedral; Main Celebrant Bishop Malone
St. Raphael (College & Macklem Ave., N.F., NY) Second Tuesday 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, 12:00-1:00 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 1:30 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., NY) First Thursday of every month from 12:00-1:00 pm continue with Adoration until 3:00 pm
Pro-Life Rosary - St. Vincent de Paul (Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY) First Saturday of every month 8:00 am preceding the 8:30 am Mass
Prayer at the Abortion Clinic - Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic (Williams Road & Lancelot Drive, Wheatfield, NY) Every Friday from 7:00 am -2:00 pm as abortions are being performed.
St. John Paul II (2052 Lakeview Rd., Lake View, NY) Every Tuesday 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the little church and every First Friday of the month following 9:00 am Mass until 5:00 pm in the main church.
St. John the Baptist (1085 Englewood Ave., Kenmore, NY) has a Holy Hour for Life every Friday at 1:00pm in the St. John Neumann Chapel.
St. Jude the Apostle (800 Niagara Falls Blvd., N. Tonawanda) every Wednesday from 9:30 am-10:00 pm One hour Novena for Life consisting of the Rosary, Litany and silent prayer from 7:00-8:00 pm every second Wednesday of the month
Blessed Sacrament (263 Claremont Avenue, Tonawanda, N.Y. 14223) Every Wednesday "Pro-life rosary prayed at 6:45pm following the 8:30 am -6:15 pm Adoration and 6:15pm Mass"
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.