Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

WASHINGTON – Catholics nationwide are preparing to pray 9 Days for Life, the annual pro-life novena beginning this year on January 19.

In the Catholic Church, a ‘novena’ consists of prayers or actions over nine successive days. This pro-life novena is an opportunity for recollection and reparation in observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States.

Sponsored by the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 9 Days for Life began in 2013 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. This is the tenth year the novena is taking place.

The overarching intention of the novena is the end to abortion. Each daily intention highlights a related topic and is accompanied by a reflection, educational information, and suggested daily actions. The novena encompasses the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22.

All are invited to sign up at 9daysforlife.com. Participants can receive the novena in English or Spanish via email or text message or access it online. Participants can share their pro-life witness and invite their social networks to pray on social media with the hashtag #9DaysforLife. A resource kit is available, and features the daily prayer intentions and reflections, among other materials. A press kit is also available.

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BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport’s Project Rachel Ministry will be hosting an Entering Canaan Day of Prayer & Healing on Saturday, June 12. Read More ››

WASHINGTON—For 47 years, people of all faiths, denominations, races and backgrounds have gone to Washington to march for life and stand against abortion. Thousands of pro-life supporters have converged on the National Mall and marched on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.

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A Prayerful Rosary March will take place on Friday, January 22 from 4:00-5:00 pm at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull. This event, occurring on the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, is an opportunity for those unable to attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. to come together and pray for the unborn.

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WASHINGTON—Each year on the night before the annual March for Life, at least 10,000 people have filled the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington for the National Prayer Vigil for Life.

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY—Beginning on March 29th and continuing until March 31st, the Diocese of Bridgeport will sponsor Entering Canaan: A Hope and Healing Weekend for women suffering because of a past abortion.

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BRIDGEPORT- The “40 Days for Life Vigil” will be observed within the Diocese of Bridgeport from March 6 to April 14, 2019.

The campaign will take place in Bridgeport and Danbury, outside of local Planned Parenthood clinics.

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