40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to show local communities the gift of life in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families through prayer and fasting, a constant vigil in front of abortion organizations, and community outreach.
From September 28 to November 6, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization.
Here’s how to take part in 40 Days for Life in our community:
You are free to participate in the Vigil anytime during the scheduled hours from September 28 to November 6.
St. Monica will participate as a parish at the Vigil on Saturday, October 8, from 1 to 3 pm.
Unite for Life Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2022
4:30pm to 11pm
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, California
Join Live Action for an invigorating evening with chart-topping musical artists, world-class speakers, and be equipped and encouraged in the fight to end abortion and build a Culture of Life. Tickets at the door are $30 but limited early bird tickets are available now. Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unite-for-life-festival-featuring-lila-rose-raelynn-many-more-tickets-377513502047 Parishioners from St. Monica are planning to attend. To meet up contact Margaret Olivares at (310) 576-0933
Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.
The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching. In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and euthanasia. The value of human life is being threatened by cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty. The intentional targeting of civilians in war or terrorist attacks is always wrong. Catholic teaching also calls on us to work to avoid war. Nations must protect the right to life by finding increasingly effective ways to prevent conflicts and resolve them by peaceful means. We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.
Please watch for future announcements and information with resources and action steps.