40 Days for Life begins on Ash Wednesday!

Come Holy Spirit! 

As we begin this season of Lent, join in praying for the protection of the unborn and for the conversion of those who perpetrate sins against human life. 40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that will take place throughout our Archdiocese starting today, February 17and concluding March 28.
40 Days for Life is a peaceful initiative consisting of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion. 
More than 18,000 unborn children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns. To learn more about 40 Days for Life, visit: www.40daysforlife.com.
Our LOCAL, ROCKLAND COUNTY contact is Eileen Peterson, (845) 492 6709, RachelMinister1@aol.com.   
Join us in peaceful prayer at Planned Parenthood, 25 Perlman Drive, Spring Valley, NY (Public right-of-way outside).

March for Life – Virtual ONLY – Please stay home!

The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually.

STATEMENT ON 2021 MARCH FOR LIFE

Category: Press Releases

By: Ann Clare Levy

Posted on:

The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March for Life. In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different.

The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually. We will invite a small group of pro-life leaders from across the country to march in Washington, DC this year. These leaders will represent pro-life Americans everywhere who, each in their own unique ways, work to make abortion unthinkable and build a culture where every human life is valued and protected.

We are profoundly grateful for the countless women, men, and families who sacrifice to come out in such great numbers each year as a witness for life – and we look forward to being together in person next year.  As for this year’s march, we look forward to being with you virtually.

You are invited to a virtual “Capitol Hill 101” event on January 28th!

In the days leading up to the March for Life, the March for Life Education and Defense Fund organization in Washington, DC does their best to educate and equip pro-life Americans on important topics so that they can use their voice effectively in defense of the unborn all-year-long.  

Their Capitol Hill 101 event aims to inform and encourage everyday constituents to be actively contacting our lawmakers about pro-life issues. This year, Capitol Hill 101 is going virtual!  

The experts joining us for this event will give you concrete steps to take in order to make a difference in the legislative process. 

They are going to host three separate virtual showings for our Marchers to attend. Virtual seats are limited, so make sure to register for FREE now! 

  • Rachel Bovard, Senior Director of Policy, Conservative Partnership Institute
  • U.S. Representative Jim Banks,Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District
  • Tom McClusky, VP of Governmental Affairs, March for Life
  • Jamie Dangers, Legislative Director, Susan B. Anthony List

Everyone’s plans look a bit different this year, which is why they have made this event available to attend virtually at three separate times on January 28th: 9am ET, 12 noon ET, and 5pm ET.  

As we face what is certain to be an onslaught of anti-life legislation, it is more important than ever to be ready to speak out against abortion expansion. 

Sign up for Virtual Capitol Hill 101 now! 

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This info is provided by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund in Washington, DC

RTL ~ Prayer Service ~ January 29th, 2021 @ noon

Saint Margaret of Antioch Church, 115 W Central Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965

For all who cannot go to the March for Life in Washington, DC please join us at noon on January 29th for a Prayer Service in support of the March for Life 2021.  It will be held at Saint Margaret of Antioch Church, 115 W Central Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965.  There will be beautiful music and it will also be live streamed via YouTube if you are unable to attend the Service in person.  Visit the homepage of www.smparish.com for the link to the Service.  

A Prayer for Life: 

Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness.  Awaken in very heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.

Copyright © 2001, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. All rights reserved.  

And remember:  Together we stand for all LIFE, together we can make a difference!  

Prayer Vigil for Life

January 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

6:30pm – Holy Hour with music
7:30pm – Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan
Join in the Prayer Vigil for Life at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade: January 22, 2021. The USCCB has declared that January 22nd shall be observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life.
Please click here to reserve your spot. 
The Prayer Vigil will also be livestreamed here

TOGETHER STRONG: LIFE UNITES

In the early Fall, on September 10th, we announced the theme of the 2021 March for Life, “Together Strong: Life Unites,” by bringing together 30 of the most prominent pro-life voices for a virtual theme debut webinar.

While abortion divides in so many ways, LIFE is the ultimate unifier. The pro-life movement is a diverse, dedicated, and multi-talented community. When we all work together in defense of the unborn, we will see a culture of life and love welcomed in our nation and world.   

If you were not able to join us, you can still watch the event here!
Link for You tube Video ….. https://youtu.be/viCTHSSnYYM

Sadly, NO Rockland RTL Bus this Year going to Washington, DC

The MARCH FOR LIFE will actually be happening
in Washington. DC on January 29th, 2021.  
 
Correspondence from Joanne Mancini, President / March for Life …
Planning for the March this year has looked a little different: we will have an
aggressive pro-abortion administration in the White House.
There is need for added safety measures.
We are increasing our virtual presence so that all may attend the march,
even while watching their TV or phone.
With your help, we will enable Marchers around the country to make
their voice heard – in person or from a distance.
We are confident that with your help this year’s
March for Life will be the most powerful yet.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Due to the restrictions we face regarding the COVID virus and the impact
it could have upon our “for LIFE” supporters –
the Rockland County RTL Committee, Inc.
will not be organizing any transportation to attend the March
in Washington, DC this year, 2021.
Please note, it was not an easy decision; nor was it made lightly.  

We have however decided to gather in prayer on our own turf.
– in our own homes – in our own special way –

We invite you and your families to join us
to be spiritually supportive … of & to our mission …
to protect the life of the unborn & all Life!  

PLEASE “Bow your heads in Prayer” with us on
January 29th, 2021 at NOON
… and …
Let the power of our prayers – be heard throughout Heaven –
as we support this mission!  
We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.  
Note: We will post on this website info regarding links to coverage
for TV & phone – as it becomes available to us.
TOGETHER STRONG!

 

A Prayer for Life

Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation
with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives
in your image and likeness.
Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands,
and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain
your precious gift of life.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in
the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen

Copyright © 2001, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. All rights reserved.