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"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, October 26 at 4:30 pm at Good Shepherd by Fr. Dan Young, rosary before Mass
  • National Night of Prayer for Life - December 8 & 9  
  • Roe v Wade Observance & Pro-Vita Mass -  Saturday, January 18, 2020 Parish TBA
  • March for Life-  Friday, January 24, 2020 (buses depart on Thursday, January 23rd)
    Brochure  /  Registration with online PayPal payment 
    Registration Form only    Permission & Health Form (YOUTH ONLY)
  • Life Chain Sunday, October    Let us know where your parish is standing List of Parishes participating 
  • St. Gianna Banquet 2020 -  Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  •  Yearly Events 
  •  Other Events
  • 40 Days for Life Buffalo Website
  • 40 Days for Life  - KICK-OFF CELEBRATION FOR THE FALL CAMPAIGN - Sept. 20 (7:00 pm-9:00pm)

Rosary Novena for Life -2019

  Also, the Rosary for Life will be prayed before or after the Mass. : 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.NOTE

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 30th annual National Night of Prayer for Life will take place December 8, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. December 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 24, 2020  

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.  Guest Speaker: USCCB Associate Director - Greg Schleppenbach

FOR ALL YOUTH - make sure to fill out and submit the permission & health forms   Youth Permission & Health Form
Brochure  /  Registration with online PayPal payment  / Registration Form only 

In 2013 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). 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!  
9th Annual St. Gianna Banquett will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  Online Reservation coming soon

Yearly Events


  • March for Life -  Friday, January 24, 2020  (brochure / online registration)  (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 18, 2020 
    Parish to be Announced  


  • 9th Annual St. Gianna Banquet, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Millennium Hotel 
    Price: $75.00 per person/$50.00 per student     Deadline: Monday, February 17, 2020   Money non-refundable


  • Rosary Novena for Life Mass 2019, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 30  to Saturday, November 30
  • Mass for the Unborn -  March 2020  TBA


  • Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb Mass - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 3, 2020 St. Joseph Cathedral


  • Rosary Novena for Life -  


  • In-Service - Parish Respect Life Committee,  


  • National Life Chain - 2 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019, Niagara Falls Blvd. and some outlying areas 
  • Rosary Novena for Life - Saturday, October 26 - Good Shepherd by Fr. Dan young at 4:30 pm Rosary before Mass


  • Mass for anyone touched by adoption, November 17   Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna (Flyer)
  • Rosary Novena for Life - Saturday, November 23 - St. Stanislaus by Fr. Tomasz Wilk at 4:00 pm Rosary before Mass


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


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Other Events

  • Tuesday, October 22 - Light for Life Walk (2 mile walk) at St. Mary of the Cataract (237 4th Street, Niagara Falls) 6:00 pm Rosary & Adorations in the church. People who are not attending the walk can stay and pray. 7:00 pm Walk from St. Mary’s through Niagara Falls State Park and back to St. Mary’s (Rain or Shine).  Bring your own flashlight or lantern.  No signs, banners, or hand-outs will be permitted. We will walk quietly and prayerfully as we follow. “The Way, the Truth, and the Light” and we will defend the truth of life at the moment of conception for all. After the Walk we gathered in St. Mary’s Parish Hall for everyone.  For more information email

  Rosary for Life & Holy Hours before the Blessed Sacrament  
 (Please adhere to Diocesan Guidelines for presence at an abortion clinic) 

  • St. Raphael (College & Macklem Ave., N.F., NY) Second Tuesday of every month following the 8:00 am Mass, from 8:30-9:30am.
  • 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 (259 Forth 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
  • St. John Paul II (2052 Lakeview Rd., Lake View, NY) Every Tuesday 5:30 pm to 7:30 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-8:00 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. Stephen’s (19 Vernon Street, Middleport, NY 14105) Rosary for Life every Wednesday at 5:00 pm.
  • Holy Trinity, Middleport, NY (211 Eagle Street, Medina, NY) Pro-Life Rosary Wednesday’s at 5:00 pm

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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.