Pro-Life Events

Rosary Novena for Life

NOTE: The Rosary Novena for Life - Masses will be celebrated at a parish in Vicariates, this will NOT be an additional Mass, this is to fit in to the regularly scheduled Mass time at the parish.  Also, the Rosary for Life will be prayed before or after the Mass.

This will give a chance to each parish to celebrate the Rosary Novena for Life and we would like for people to consider signing up with 40 Days for Life-Buffalo, they can sign up by contacting Delphine at (716) 868-2049.

Schedule Each Mass takes place on the last Saturday of each month (with some exceptions as noted by * due to holidays).

Rosary Novena for Life 

·     March 24 * (Fr. Jeff Nowak- 4pm St. Vincent de Paul-St. Leo Worship Site, N.F.) with Rosary prayed after Mass

·     April 28 (Fr. Joe Rogliano - 4pm St. Rose of Lima, Buffalo) with Rosary prayed after Mass

·     May 26

·     June 30

·     July 28

·     August 25

·     September 29 (Bishop Malone - 7:30am Carmelite Monastery - 75 Carmel Road) with Rosary prayed after Mass & procession to clinic

·     October 27 (Fr. Mitch Byeck - 4pm Epiphany of Our Lord, North Collins, NY) with Rosary prayed before Mass

·     November 17 *



"Knights of Columbus team with Pro-Life department to bring ultrasounds to area clinics" (click on image for article)


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, November 18 @ 8:00 am 
  • 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
  •  National Night of Prayer for Life - December 8 & 9  flier
  • Roe v Wade Observance & Pro-Vita Mass- Saturday, January 13, 2018
  •  March for Life- Friday, January 19, 2018 (buses depart on Thursday, January 18)
     Brochure & Registration  Permission & Health Form (YOUTH ONLY)
  •  Life Chain Sunday, October 1, 2017     List of parishes participating
  • St. Gianna Banquet 2018 - Tuesday, February 27 
  •  Yearly Events 
  •  Other Events
  • 40 Days for Life Buffalo Website   
  • 40 Days for Life (Poster) - September 22 - November 5, 2017

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 Bus Registration Form   Youth Permission & Health Form


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!  
7th Annual St. Gianna Banquett will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Millennium Hotel, Buffalo 

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, 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 at 5:00 pm St. Bernadette, O.P.


  • 7th Annual St. Gianna Banquet, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Price: $65 per person/$50 per student     Extended Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018   Money non-refundable


  • A Day of Hope and Healing - CANCELLED (flier)
  • Rosary Novena for Life Mass 2018, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March   to Saturday, November  
  • Mass for the Unborn, March   , 2018 @  


  • Mass for anyone touched by adoption, 10:30 a.m., April  21, 2018, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna


  • Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb Mass - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May  , St. Joseph Cathedral; Main Celebrant Bishop Malone

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Other Events

  Rosary for Life & Holy Hours before the Blessed Sacrament 

  • 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"

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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.