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 

·     October 27 (Fr. Mitch Byeck - 4:00pm Epiphany of Our Lord, North Collins, NY) with Rosary prayed before Mass

·     November 17 * (Fr. Adolph Kowalczyk - 4:00pm Our Lady of Sacred Heart, Orchard Park, NY) with Rosary after Mass

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

  
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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 17 @ 4:00 pm -Our Lady of Sacred Heart, Orchard Park, NY) with Rosary after Mass
  • National Night of Prayer for Life - December 8 & 9  flier
  • Roe v Wade Observance & Pro-Vita Mass- Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • March for Life- Friday, January 18, 2019 (buses depart on Thursday, January 17)
    Brochure & Registration  Permission & Health Form (YOUTH ONLY)
  • Life Chain Sunday, October 7, 2018     List of parishes participating 
  • St. Gianna Banquet 2019 - Tuesday, February 26 
  •  Yearly Events 
  •  Other Events
  • 40 Days for Life Buffalo Website   
  • 40 Days for Life (Poster) - September 26 - November 4, 2018

    Buffalo 40 Days for Life is Pleased to Announce - Our Fall 2018 Campaign

    Opening Prayer and Keynote Speaker - Pastor Mark Sterlace
    For rally information, contact Delphine Verdi at 868-2049 or dollyverdi@gmail .com
    The Buffalo 40 Days for Life 2018 Fall Campaign starts on Wednesday, September 26th and runs through Sunday, November, 4th.  Our hours of vigil at 2500 Main Street in Buffalo will be 7am to 7pm (Monday-Saturday) and 7am to 6pm on Sundays.  Because of our peaceful prayer vigils, women have turned away and decided to CHOOSE LIFE!

Rosary Novena for Life -2018

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.

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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 Pro-Lifeoffice@buffalodiocese.org. Don't forget to download our flyer and prayer.

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March for Life - Friday, January 18, 2019  

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 2013 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:  

• 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). List of Parishes participating

  

 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!  
8th Annual St. Gianna Banquett will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.


 
Yearly Events

September
• In-Service - Parish Respect Life Committee, Saturday, October 6, 2018 (9 a.m. Mass)

October

  • Respect Life Mass - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018, St Louis Church, Buffalo (across the Catholic Center) ONLY for this year
  • National Life Chain - 2 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018, Niagara Falls Blvd. and some outlying areas

December

  • National Night of Prayer - 9 p.m. December 8 until 1 a.m. December 9 (flyer) (prayers), takes place at a variety of parishes

January

  • March for Life -  Friday, January 18, 2019  (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 12, 2019  parish to be announced

February

  • 8th Annual St. Gianna Banquet, Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Price: $   per person/$   per student     Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2019   Money non-refundable

March

  • A Day of Hope and Healing -  
  • Rosary Novena for Life Mass 2018, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 24  to Saturday, November 17
  • Mass for the Unborn,   

April

  • Mass for anyone touched by adoption, 10:30 a.m., April   , 2019, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna

May

  • Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb Mass - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May   , 2019 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
  • St. Mary (6 Norht St., Canaseraga, NY) every First Friday Rosary for Life with Adoration 9:30 am following Mass (with the exception of Lent)  Prayer at Planned Parenthood (111 Seneca St. Hornell, NY) Every Monday from 10-11am (except major holidays)  For more information call (607) 545-8601.
  • 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"
  • St. Bernadette Church (5930 S. Abbott Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127)   Exposition 24/7 in our Adoration Chapel, except during Masses for Sunday or Solemnities. For more information contact the parish at (716) 649-3090
 

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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.