Each January, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops highlights the many lives of unborn children lost to abortion through Pro-Life Month efforts. National events include a 9 Days for Life novena Jan. 21-29. In addition, local events are scheduled across the country during the commemoration of the 47th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the U.S.
In the Diocese of Salt Lake City, several events are planned, and local Catholics are strongly encouraged to participate in them.
The Utah March for Life is not affiliated with the diocese but Catholics traditionally join other pro-life leaders and activists in the march at the State Capitol.
Upcoming Pro-life Events
Diocese of Salt Lake City Bilingual Rosary
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 275 U St., Salt Lake City. Each year, the diocese sponsors a rosary to pray for an end to abortion and also for all those affected by abortion. Meet at the monument for the unborn; in case of inclement weather, meet in the mausoleum.
Mass for the Unborn
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Bishop Oscar A. Solis will preside. Bilingual with ASL interpretation.
Utah March for Life
Saturday, Jan. 25, 1 p.m. at the State Capitol, 350 N. State St., Salt Lake City. This event is not sponsored by the Diocese of Salt Lake City but local Catholics are encouraged to participate.
Respect for the Dignity of Life Day
Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 7405 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. Jean Hill, director of the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace, will speak on advocating for life issues at the legislature.