Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life

Council #2018 Blog * Written by ksetterholm

On January 14, 2019, thousands of Catholics across the country will join in prayer for “9 Days for Life.” The prayer campaign, sponsored by the Committee on Pro Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, leads up to the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. The novena and day of prayer are a time of recollection and reparation in observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade–the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States.

The overarching intention of the novena is that all human life will be respected. Each day of the “9 Days for Life” novena highlights a related topic and provides a reflection, educational information, and suggested daily actions.

Participants can subscribe to receive the daily prayers at

Since 2013 over 100,000 Catholics have joined together to pray this annual novena for the respect of human life sponsored by the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through prayer and sacrifice, we can help build a culture of life. is the dedicated website for joining the novena and for accessing resources. Participants can receive the novena by downloading the free 9 Days for Life app, or by subscribing to daily emails or text messages. (A printable version is also available online.) Those who join the campaign are invited to pray a multi-faceted novena that includes a new intention, brief reflection, related information, and suggested actions for each day. F or additional information and updates on ways to get involved, please visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Cathedral of Saint Paul
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10:30 AM

Please join us for the Annual Prayer Service for Life. This prayer service commemorates the millions of lives lost to abortion and the many women and men wounded by abortion’s aftermath.  Archbishop Bernard Hebda will be the presider this year.  All are invited and welcome.  Please consider carpooling or utilizing buses as parking and street access is limited.   Questions call Sonya at 651.291.4488. Prayer Service For Life 2019


Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
March for Life at noon

Following the Prayer Service plan on walking to the State Capitol to join in the 2019 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life March for Life.The March will begin at noon on the state Capitol grounds, followed by a brief program at 12:30 p.m. MCCL will announce their 2019 legislative agenda and introduce pro-life lawmakers and officials. Signs will be available to pick up at the March. Please set aside one hour to speak out for unborn children and their mothers! MCCL March for Life 2019 flyer


View more news posts
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.Update my browser now