***ACTIVISM / PRAYER ALERT***
Tonight at 9 pm, pro-lifers from across Canada will be holding a candle-lit prayer vigil at Ottawa’s Human Rights Memorial, on the corner of Elgin and Lisgar streets. This takes place every year on the night before the National March for Life.
A few hundred people show up each year. This year, I’ll be the MC for the event, which is hosted by the Servants of the Cross. Please join us!
– Steve G.
The National March for Life is an annual Pro-Life event in Ottawa endorsed by Archbishop Prendergast and is a significant part of pro-life week. From May 12-14, three days of events take place. The program of events includes:
Wednesday, May 12
7:30 pm – Vigil Mass, St. Theresa Parish, 95 Somerset St. West
9: 00 pm – Candlelight Procession to the Human Rights Monument at Elgin and Lisgar
10: 00 pm – all night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with 7 am Mass at St. Patrick Basilica
Thursday, May 13
10: 00 am – Pro-Life Mass at Notre dame Cathedral (celebrated by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast)
10: 00 am – Pro-Life Mass at St. Patrick Basilica (celebrated by Bishop Michael Mulhall, diocese of Pembroke)
12 noon – Gather on Parliament Hill
1: 30 pm – March through downtown Ottawa
2: 45 pm – Silent No More Awareness Campaign on Parliament Hill
4: 00 pm –Closing prayer service
6: 00 pm – Rose Dinner and Youth Banquet at Hampton Inn;
Friday, May 14
9: 00 to 2: 30 pm – Youth Conference at Hampton Inn (call CLC 613-729-0379 for more information)