Mass for Life
Bishop Walkowiak will celebrate the Mass for Life on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, with a reception to follow. This date will mark the 45th Anniversary of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion in the United States.
Clergy will receive a separate email from the bishop’s office inviting them to concelebrate that evening.
This year there will be a few brief testimonies at the end of Mass pertaining to the power of prayer around the theme of abortion.
Plenary Indulgence for March for Life participants
Christian faithful who participate in the 2018 March for Life may receive a plenary Indulgence. In order to receive the Indulgence while attending the March for Life you must be detached from sin, pray for the pope’s intentions and, within a few days, make a sacramental confession and receive the Eucharist.
The elderly, sick, and those unable to leave home will be able to receive a plenary Indulgence if they fulfill the same requirements as those of the pilgrims while spiritually joining themselves to the March and offering prayers and their own physical sufferings to God.
If you are not able to complete all of the requirements necessary for a plenary Indulgence you may still be granted a partial Indulgence.
Nine Days for Life
Since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision 45 years ago, more than 58 million children’s lives have been lost to abortion, and the lives of millions of parents have been shattered. In prayerful recognition of these lost and broken lives, the U.S. Bishops invite Catholics and others nationwide to participate in Nine days of prayer, penance and pilgrimage (Jan. 18-26). Click the link for details or to receive the daily novena in English and Spanish each day by email, text, or through their app.