St. Mary's Catholic Church

St. Mary's Catholic Church

National Night of Prayer

The National Night of Prayer for Life is an annual event held on December 8-9 (spanning the feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe) from the hours of 8 P.M. to 12 A.M. 

It was on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception that Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the unborn, first appeared to St. Juan Diego. The National Night of Prayer for Life bridges these two feasts to honor Our Blessed Mother and to pray for the sanctity of all human life. The National Night of Prayer for Life is a pro-life prayer service consisting of exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 20 decades of the Rosary, silent prayer and hymns. Each hour begins with a hymn and prayer, followed by a rosary, a hymn and silent prayer.

Interested persons commit to spending all or part of the four hours in prayer.   Note that for one hour during the night all parishes in the four time zones will be united in prayer (“an hour of Unity”) – for our time zone it will be from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. 

pdf Bulletin Insert - National Night of Prayer for Life (250 KB)

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