Friday, January 22, 2021 will be the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized abortion on-demand in the United States. The Catholic Church has consistently taught that all human life is sacred from the moment of conception until natural death.
In order to pray as a community for greater acceptance of the sanctity of human life, as well as the souls of those whose lives have been hurt or terminated by abortion, St. Margaret Mary Parish will be hosting the following events on January 22nd:
• 3:00 pm: Holy Rosary, followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
• 3:30 pm: Holy Hour for Life, including Adoration, and Benediction
The Holy Hour will include a pro-life-focused Liturgy of the Word, along with music, and time for silent prayer.
Please join us in-person on Friday, January 22nd, from 3:00–4:30 pm, or via live-stream (https://www.saintmmparish.org/live-streaming or Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/saintmmparish.org/). If you can't join us live, please pray along with the recording (https://www.saintmmparish.org/playlist), or pray with us in your own way.
"...the sacred value of human life from its very beginning until its end, can affirm the right of every human being to have this primary good respected to the highest degree. Upon the recognition of this right, every human community and the political community itself are founded. In a special way, believers in Christ must defend and promote this right, aware as they are of the wonderful truth recalled by the Second Vatican Council: "By his incarnation the Son of God has united himself in some fashion with every human being" (Gaudium et spes, 22). This saving event reveals to humanity not only the boundless love of God who "so loved the world that he gave his only Son" (Jn 3:16), but also the incomparable value of every human person." (Evangelium vitae, 2)