“Day of Fasting and Prayer in Reparation for a Culture of Violence and Disrespect for Human Life” event – statewide

woman praying

Various dates, from December 2015 – January 2016

 

Throughout each diocese (see details below)

 

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Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Friday, December 4, 2015

In preparation for the Year of Mercy, plan to participate in the “Statewide Day of Fasting and Prayer in Reparation for a Culture of Violence and Disrespect for Human Life,” which will take place December 4.

Participate by fasting, attending Mass, praying in a Eucharistic Adoration chapel, and/or performing a corporal or spiritual work of mercy. Please also see these suggested petitions and prayers.

Goals: Ultimately, to fast and pray for peace from the “womb to the tomb.”

 

Friday, January 22, 2016

10:30 a.m.

Cathedral of St. Paul
239 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102

March for Life – Prayer Service for Life (PDF Flier)

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. All are invited and welcome.

Immediately following the prayer service, we will walk to the state capitol for the MCCL March for Life rally.

Please consider carpooling or utilizing buses, as parking is limited.

For more information, please contact the Office for Marriage, Family and Life at 651-291-4488, or click here.

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Diocese of Crookston

Friday, December 4, 2015

Bishop Michael J. Hoeppner and the MN Catholic Bishops invite you to participate in December 4th, 2015, Statewide Day of Fasting and Prayer in Reparation for a Culture of Violence and Disrespect for Life. This day is significant because:

  • Emphasizes a consistent ethic of life: The day is an opportunity to reinforce the “consistent ethic of life” in Catholic teaching. While the ethic is not one where all manifestations of a culture of death are equal, it is one in which even our nation’s foreign policy and our own personal consumer choices are subject to moral analysis. We must be praying for the culture of death, not only for the act of abortion.
  • Prepares the faithful to welcome the Prince of Peace: It provides a timely way during Advent for the faithful to prepare to welcome the Prince of Peace with a period of fasting and prayer in reparation for the offenses to Christ the King.
  • Brings Minnesota Catholics together to stand against violence in all forms: It provides a platform to give the faithful concrete ways they can make a difference in this conversation, including doing a legislative push for licensing and inspecting all abortion providers.

Please contact your parish office to learn what will be offered at your particular parish.

For resources and more information, please go here.

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Diocese of Winona

Friday, December 4, 2015

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
360 Main St.
Winona, MN 55987

Schedule:

    • 7:00 a.m. – Mass to begin the “Day of Prayer and Fasting”
    • 8:00 a.m. – Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the morning
    • 10:00 a.m. – Sacrament of reconciliation will be available until noon
    • 12:10 p.m. – Mass with Bishop Quinn presiding, for the intention of “Reparation for a Culture of Violence and Disrespect for Human Life”
    • 1:00 p.m. – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue after Mass in our Adoration Chapel throughout the afternoon for the intention of respect for human life and an end to violence in our world

For more information, click here.

 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

2:15 p.m. (March for Life)

St. Joseph Catholic Church
512 S Elm Ave.
Owatonna, MN 55060

3:00 p.m. (Prayer Service for Life)

Church of the Sacred Heart
810 S Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN 55060

March for Life and Prayer Service for Life (PDF Flier)

A March for Life will be held starting at 2:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Signs will be provided.

At 3:00 p.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Owatonna, a Prayer Service for Life will be held, presided over by the Most Reverend John Quinn, Bishop of the Diocese of Winona.

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Diocese of St. Cloud

Sunday, January 17, 2016

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Church of St. Anthony
2405 N. 1st St.
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Vespers for Life: A Day of Prayer and Reparation (PDF Flier)

Schedule:

  • 2:30 p.m. – “Life, Death & Everything In-Between” talk by Jason Adkins
  • 3:30 p.m. – Rosary
  • 4:00 p.m. – Vespers with Bishop Kettler

Join us for a presentation “Life, Death & Everything In Between” by Jason Adkins,Executive Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference.

Vespers includes music, prayer, scripture, reflection for the over 57 million children who have been aborted since 1973 and kick-off of 40 Days for Life Campaign. Bishop Kettler will preside.

Please bring a baby item to be donated to Birthline.

 

Friday, January 22, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cathedral of St. Paul
239 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102

March for Life – MN

Join us on the bus for an ecumenical prayer service and the March for Life at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The bus departs from St. Anthony parish parking lot (2405 N. 1st St., St. Cloud) after the 7:15 a.m. Mass with pick-ups in Foley and Clearwater. The bus will return at approximately 3:00 p.m.

A free-will offering will be accepted.

To reserve space for the bus, register online at stcdio.org/marchforlife or contact the Office of Marriage & Family at (320) 252-4721.

For more information, click here.

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Diocese of Duluth

Friday, January 22, 2016

All day

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
2801 E. 4th St.
Duluth, MN 55812

Schedule:

  • 7:00 a.m. – Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, celebrated by Bishop Paul Sirba
  • 8:00 a.m. (following Mass) – chartered buses will take those interested to the annual March for Life in the Twin Cities
  • Also, from 8:00 a.m. (following Mass) – noon – Eucharistic Adoration will be hosted at the Cathedral
  • Noon – Benediction at the Cathedral

A Day of Fasting and Prayer in Reparation for a Culture of Violence and Disrespect of Human Life across the entire diocese will be held January 22.

Initially organized by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, similar events are being held in other dioceses across the state, beginning in early December. The events were partly inspired by a series of undercover sting videos discussing the sale of human body parts from aborted babies by Planned Parenthood officials. However, the day is meant to encompass the full Catholic teaching on a consistent ethic of life.

January 22nd was chosen in the Diocese of Duluth because it is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Details of the day are still coming together, but plans as of this writing are for Bishop Paul Sirba to celebrate the 7 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary. Following the Mass, the diocese plans to have chartered buses bound for the annual March for Life in the Twin Cities later that day. The Cathedral will host Eucharistic Adoration for the rest of the morning, with Benediction at noon. Pastors will be encouraged to celebrate Mass and host adoration in their parishes for the day’s intentions, as well.

All the faithful are invited to offer their fasting and prayers for the intentions, as well. For the fasting, diocesan officials said people could take the fasting and abstinence rules of Ash Wednesday and Good Friday — no meat, and one normal meal with two smaller meals that don’t add up to a full meal — as a guide. However, unlike those days, fasting on January 22 is entirely voluntary.

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Diocese of New Ulm

Friday, January 22, 2016

All day

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
605 N. State St.
New Ulm, MN 56073

Schedule:

  • 7:00 a.m. – Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, celebrated by Bishop John LeVoir, to include petitions for the end of a culture of violence (parishes around the diocese are encouraged to celebrate Mass as well with these same petitions)
  • 8:00 a.m. (following Mass) – chartered buses will take those interested to the annual March for Life in the Twin Cities

A Day of Fasting and Prayer in Reparation for a Culture of Violence and Disrespect of Human Life across the entire Diocese of New Ulm will be held January 22.

Initially organized by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, similar events are being held in other dioceses across the state, beginning in early December. The events were partly inspired by a series of undercover sting videos discussing the sale of human body parts from aborted babies by Planned Parenthood officials. However, the day is meant to encompass the full Catholic teaching on a consistent ethic of life.

January 22nd was chosen in the Diocese of New Ulm because it is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Bishop John LeVoir will celebrate the 7 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, in which he will include the petitions for the End of a Culture of Violence. Parishes are encouraged to celebrate Mass that morning including the same petitions. Buses will then depart for the March for Life in St. Paul.

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