January Reverence for Life
Saint Mary of Gostyn Reverence for Life
January is a Reverence for Life month, in recognition of the Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion, and in memory of the tens of millions of babies killed in the womb since. Saint Mary of Gostyn Reverence for Life group commemorates with several activities during the month of January. Please consider joining us for one or all these events. No registration needed.
9 Days for Life Novena
9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.
Introduction: On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout the United States in its companion decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Since that time, millions of children have lost their lives and millions of women and families have been wounded by abortion.
Did You Know? Wednesday, January 22, the Church in the United States observes the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” This day is set aside to pray for the legal protection of human life and to do penance for the violations to human dignity through abortion. We are called to observe this day through prayer and penance.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops provides resources to help parishes, schools, families, ministries, and individual Catholics participate in this important day of prayer and penance.
In addition, the USCCB also sponsors an annual, nationwide novena called “9 Days for Life,” which surrounds the liturgical observance of the Day of Prayer. Each day for nine days, a different intention is featured, accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information as we pray for the respect and protection of every human life. In 2020, the novena will take place Tuesday, January 21 – Wednesday, January 29.
For more information, click here to visit the USCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities 9 Days for Life Novena website.