The Church in America is holding “Nine Days for Life” from January 14 to January 22. St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish will be participating through a novena held on those days, plus a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn to be held on January 22.

We will say the following novena prayer at all Masses on those days:

God of life and love, you created us in your image and sent your Son to bring us life. Instill in us a respect for all life, from conception to natural death. Empower us to work for justice for the poor. Nourish us that we may bring food to the hungry. Inspire us to cherish the fragile life of the unborn. Strengthen us to bring comfort to the chronically ill. Teach us to treat the aging with dignity and respect. Bring us one day to the glory of everlasting life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

All are encouraged to say this prayer once a day throughout the Novena so that our nation may cherish life from its beginning to its end.

Additional activities for the Nine Days for Life campaign can be found at the following link:

http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/