Wednesday, May 9, 2012

National March for Life Tomorrow

There's lots of excitement today as Ottawa prepares for tomorrow's March for Life.  I am looking forward to welcoming my brother bishops and to visiting with friends and acquaintances from all over on this important occasion in the defence of life.

Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe will preside at a Vigil Mass this evening at 7:30PM at St. Theresa's Church (95 Somerset St. West).

Tomorrow morning, May 10 at 10 o'clock there will be concelebrated Masses at the following Catholic Churches (there are services at other houses of worship also):

Mgr Gerald Cyprien Lacroix will preside a Mass in French at Eglise Sacre-Coeur (591 Cumberland, corner of Laurier);

Bishop Nicola De Angelis will preside a Mass in English at St. Patrick's Basilica (281 Nepean Street, corner of Kent);

I will preside a bilingual Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica (Sussex and St. Patrick Streets).

We will be united in prayer with those marching for life in other capital cities across the land.

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The activities begin on Parliament Hill shortly after noon and the March for Life itself begins around 1:30PM. Other events take place later in the day (I will be at the Ukrainian Greek Eastern Rite Prayer Service on the Hill at 4PM, the Rose Dinner, etc) and on Friday.


  1. Thank you for your leadership, Bishop! We look forward to seeing you there.

    God bless!

    Josh Canning
    Newman Centre, U of T

  2. Thank you, your Grace, for your support of the sanctity of human life!

    Mark F.

  3. Thank you Archbishop Prendergast for continuing to stand up for life along with your brother and out of season. The day has to come when there is a law in Canada to protect our unborn children and the future of our country.