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Pro-Life Events


The Office of Pro-Life Activities sponsors several events throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and beyond to defend all life.

Rosary Novena for Life -2017

Rosary Novena for Life is a regularly scheduled Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 500 Parker Avenue, Buffalo.  FLIER

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 of Life.

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.

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National Night of Prayer for Life

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 Don't forget to download our flyer and prayer.

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March for Life - Friday, January 19, 2018  

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.

FOR ALL YOUTH - make sure to fill out and submit the permission & health form     March for Life brochure


St. Francis High School of Athol Springs was one of the groups who participated in the March for Life. Watch their video recap below:  

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 National Life Chain

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:  


 Parish is responsible to order their own signs, you can order online at 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!  

Yearly Events

• 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; Celebrant Bishop Malone
  • 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  (brochure)  (permission health & image waiver form)
  • Light for a Candle for Life (Candle in the Window) (flyer)
  • Observance of Roe vs Wade/Pro-Vita Award -   (Parish and date 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 -  
  • 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


  • Rite 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

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Other Events

Rosary for Life & Holy Hours before the Blessed Sacrament 

  • Last Saturday of each month from March through November with 8 a.m. 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 8 a.m. 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 12 p.m. - 7 p.m., final hour (6-7 p.m.) devoted to praying for an end to abortion with benediction at 7 p.m.  For more information contact Our Lady of Pompeii Rectory at 716-683-6522.
  • Planned Parenthood - William's Road & Lancaster Dr, Wheatfield, Fridays 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Women's Services - 2500 Main St, Buffalo, Wednesday 9 a.m.; Thursday 7:30 am (no organized group); Friday 9 a.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
  • Children's Hospital - 140 Hodge Ave, Buffalo, Monday 9 a.m.  
  • St. Vincent de Paul (Military Road, Niagara Falls), first Saturday of every month 8 a.m. preceding the 8:30 a.m. Mass
  • St. Raphael (College & Macklem Ave., Niagara Falls) Second Monday of every month following the 8 a.m. Mass, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 
  • Divine Mercy (Niagara & 24th Street, Niagara Falls) Every Tuesday, Noon-1 p.m. followed by adoration until 2 p.m., Divine Mercy chaplet then 3 p.m. Benediction. 
  • St. Mary of the Cataract (4th Street, Niagara Falls) First Wednesday of every month following the 12:10 p.m. Communion Service - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 12:30 p.m.; Pro-Life Rosary at 1:05 p.m. 
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 27th & Independence Ave., Niagara Falls) First Thursday of every month from Noon-1 p.m. continue with Adoration until 3 p.m.
  • St. Mary of the Angels, Olean - Monthly the first Sunday of every month from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the intersection of routes 417 and 16 in Olean

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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.