At the request of Bishop Oscar A. Solis, a diocesan-wide five-week Prayer for Life will begin Thursday, Dec. 14 and end with a Mass for the Unborn on Thursday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine.
Parishes, families and individuals are requested to pray the following prayer for the end of abortion and for respect for the dignity of life:
Virgin of Guadalupe,
Patroness of unborn children,
we implore your intercession
for every child at risk of abortion.
Help expectant parents to welcome from God
the priceless gift of their child’s life.
Console parents who have lost that gift
and lead them to forgiveness and healing
through the Divine Mercy of your Son.
Teach us to cherish
and to care for family and friends
until God calls them home.
Help us never to see others as burdens.
Guide our public officials
to defend each and every human life
through just laws.
Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life,
to speak for those who have no voice.
We ask this in the name of your Son,
Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.
Other pro-life events in January
Jan. 20 – Walk for Life, Sponsored by Pro-life Utah Coalition, beginning at 11 a.m. at Washington Square, 450 South 200 East, SLC. Rod Arquette will be the guest emcee; Dr. Kathi Aultman will be the guest speaker. Jessie Funk will perform. For information, visit March4LifeUtah.org.
Jan. 21 – Diocesan Bilingual Rosary for Life, 2 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 275 U St., Salt Lake City, in front of the Monument for the Unborn
Jan. 27 – Diocesan Respect for the Dignity of Life workshop, 9-1 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 7405 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. Register at https://www.dioslc.org/about-us/diocese-calendar/40-respect-for-the-dignity-of-life/individual-registration.