40 Days of Life Begin

P9250128For the fourteenth time in Rockland, the 40 Days of Life campaign has begun — one of 297 vigils being held this autumn in 11 countries.

Volunteers gathered at Perlman Drive in Spring Valley, near the Planned Parenthood office at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Deacon John Kelly from St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville led the group in the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by the Rosary.


The 40 Days is a  program of prayer and fasting, constant vigil, and community outreach to draw attention to the evil or abortion in our own community. Its goal is to touch hearts and to bring about a beginning of the end of abortion.

If you believe that prayer changes things and the power of love can transform lives, the 40 Days volunteers welcome you and need you!

The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day on Perlman Drive, and then through the night at the Eucharistic Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church on Cinder Road in Garnerville. The last day is Nov. 2.

For more information or to sign up for one hour a week, please call 845-492-6709.