January 19 - 27, 2023

Each of us is needed to build the culture of life and civilization of love in our Archdiocese whether or not we attend this year's March for Life following the overturn of Roe v Wade and passage of Proposal 3 in Michigan, laws that go into effect, making abortion a constitutional right. As we witness to the sanctity of life, with prayer and God's Grace, we can change the hearts of our state also to recognize the value of each life, born and unborn. It has been said laws don't change hearts; hearts change laws. You will find resources here to become a more vigorous advocate for the unborn. We invite you to be part of this ongoing effort to respect, protect, love, and serve every human life.

January 16 | Young Adult Holy Hour

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: St. Aloysius | 1234 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Join us at St. Aloysius for adoration. The following items can be donated for Image of God Crisis Pregnancy Center in Detroit: diapers size 4 & 5, baby wipes, pullups, baby lotion, and baby shampoo.

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January 19-20 | National Prayer Vigil for Life (Televised and Livestreamed)

Time: Thursday - 5:00 –8:00 p.m., Friday - 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Mass

Location: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Broadcast on EWTN and livestreamed on the Basilica’s webpage.

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January 19-20 | Holy Hours for Life
Parishes throughout the Archdiocese will be holding Holy Hours to pray for the lives of unborn children and respect for all life. Click here to find a Holy Hour near you.
January 20: The Sisters of Life Youth Rally

Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. (immediately preceding the March for Life)

Location: D.C. Entertainment and Sports Arena

Morning rally featuring dynamic speakers, music, Holy Mass, and more!

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January 20 | Rosary for Life

Time: Following 8:00 a.m. Mass

Location: Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Join us to pray the Rosary on Friday, January 20th, at 9:00 a.m. Rosary's intentions will be for an end to abortion, restoration of families, and healing for all of those wounded by abortion.

January 22 | The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time - Out of Darkness into Life

Time: 11:00 a.m.

We invite you to celebrate the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Out of Darkness Into Life, with Archbishop Vigneron at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. The Gospel reading proclaims that “the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death, light has arisen.”(Matthew 4:16)

On the 50th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, now overturned and replaced in Michigan by a new constitutional right to abortion; let us gather “united in the same mind and in the same purpose” to bring the Lord’s light and salvation to those in darkness that all may come to know and to live the Gospel of Life.

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January 22 | Downriver March for Life

Time: 12:15 p.m.

Location: Begins at Our Lady of the Scapular Church, 976 Pope John Paul II Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192

The march will process from Our Lady of the Scapular Church to Mount Carmel Cemetery Memorial Monument for the Unborn at 9th Street & Ford Ave. (approximately 5 blocks) and conclude with a short prayer service inside the chapel at 12:40 p.m.

January 23 | Mass For Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Description: The Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children will take place on Monday, January 23, 2023. Please joins us for Mass to pray for the complete restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and in penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.

January 28 | Michigan's Roe v. Wade Memorial and March

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933

On Saturday, January 28th, we’re hosting a Roe v. Wade Memorial March in Michigan's state capitol. Although Roe v. Wade has fallen, we’ll gather at this memorial march to remember the day our country ushered in a great evil and renew our commitment to protect life, no matter the unjust laws we live under. Learn more and register.

January 31 | How to Have Pro-Life Conversations

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township, MI

We kindly ask for donations of diapers and wipes for mothers in need.