January 16 - 24, 2024

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. As we witness to the sanctity of life, with prayer and God's Grace, we can change the hearts of our state and 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 17–23 | Parish Holy Hours

In the days leading up to the March for Life, parishes across the Archdiocese of Detroit will be hosting Holy Hours to pray for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life.

  • January 17 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, 16101 Rotunda Drive, Dearborn, MI 48120-1118
  • January 19 | 6:00–7:00 p.m. | Our Lady of Victory Parish, 133 Orchard Street, Northville, MI 48167-1398
  • January 22 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 23815 Power Road, Farmington, MI 48336-2461
  • January 22 | 6:00–7:00 p.m. | Holy Name Parish, 630 Harmon Street, Birmingham, MI 48009-1328
January 16-24, 2024 | 9 Days for Life Novena
January 18 - 19 | National Prayer Vigil for Life (Televised and Livestreamed)

Join both in person and virtually for the 2024 National Prayer Vigil for Life

  • Opening Mass will begin at 5:00 p.m. on January 18 in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica.
  • Immediately following the Opening Mass, the National Holy Hour for Life will be held through 8:00 p.m., after which holy hours will take place in dioceses across the country overnight.
  • The National Prayer Vigil will conclude with the Closing Mass at 8:00 a.m. on January 19 in the Great Upper Church.
  • Both the Opening and Closing Mass will be livestreamed on www.nationalshrine.org/mass.
  • Schedule and Details
January 18 | For Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life
  • National Shrine of the Little Flower Basílica in Royal Oak, 2100 W Twelve Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073-3910
  • Mass will begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • Archbishop Vigneron will lead us in giving thanks to our Creator, who alone can impart the breath of life into a mother’s womb. Please gather with us as we pray to safeguard the dignity of every human life. Learn more
January 19 | The Sisters of Life Youth Rally
  • Morning rally featuring dynamic speakers, music, Holy Mass, and more!
  • Time: 7:00-10:30 am, Friday, January 19, 2024, right before the March for Life
  • Location: Washington, DC Armory
  • Schedule and Details
January 22 | Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn
  • Even with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, many states still do not recognize children in their mother’s wombs as persons and claim that abortion is a right. Great prayer and advocacy are needed.
  • Help your parish observe the Day of Prayer with easy ideas, sample instructions, and ready-to-go tools in this action guide!