Greater Cincinnati & Washington D.C. Witness to Life
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 4, 2018 (Cincinnati, OH): The following are known area events to-date commemorating the January 22nd 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Decision, which legalized abortion on demand–the 45th year of this tragic memorial. Since 1973, over 59 million American babies have been victims of the abortion industry.
“There is an increasing positive trend towards more local marches nationwide in conjunction with the Washington D.C. March for Life,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “This widespread witness emphasizes the truth that everyone, everywhere, and every level of government must ensure human life protections.”
(Any additional events received will be posted on the Cincinnati Right to Life Area Events page.)
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants Pro-Life Mass & Prayer Vigils, January 6, 20 & 27, 8 a.m., Holy Name Church & Planned Parenthood, Auburn Ave., Cincinnati; January 13, 8:30 a.m., St. Teresa of Avila Church, Western Hills & Planned Parenthood, Ferguson Rd. (513/825-3064)
Saturday Sharonville Rosary & Prayer Vigils at Women’s Med Center abortion facility, January 6 & 13, 9:15 a.m.; 20 & 27, 9 a.m.; 11250 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville, OH 45241; held on grassy strip between driveway and LaRosa’s (513/378-4262)
Couples for Christ Rosary for Life, Jan. 6, 2 p.m., All Saints Parish, 8939 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati (513/792- 4600)
First Saturday Pro-Life Rosary & Mass, Jan. 6, 9 a.m., Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Norwood; followed by coffee and speaker (513/351-9800)
Mary’s Mantle for Life Pro-Life Mass & Prayer Vigil, January 13, 8 a.m. at Holy Name Church & Planned Parenthood, Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, (513/258-7620)
Archdiocese of Cincinnati Annual Pro-Life Mass & Respect Life Award, January 14, 11 a.m. Mass, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202; with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr (513/421-3131)
St. Thomas More Church March for Life Prayer Vigil, January 17, 7 p.m., 800 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45245
Archdiocese of Cincinnati Student Buses March for Life Sendoff, January 18, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd parish, Father Jan Schmidt presiding (contact, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Respect Life Office (513/421-3131)
Right to Life Mass, January 19, noon; Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood, OH (513/351-9800)
Cincinnati Mini-March for Life, in front of Cincinnati Planned Parenthood’s abortion headquarters, Auburn Ave., January 19, noon-1 p.m.; sponsored by Greater Cincinnati Young Adults for Life (see flyer)
Diocese of Covington Day of Prayer and Penance, January 19, all parishes in the diocese open (including a specified time in each parish for Eucharistic Adoration) for the faithful to pray for an end to abortion and all those affected by it (859/392-1545)
Diocese Washington DC Pre-March Mass – January 19, March for Life travelers from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati & Diocese of Covington will meet at St. Dominic Church, 630 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024 for Rosary at 9 a.m. and Mass at 9:30 a.m., before the March for Life (859/392-1546)
March for Life, Washington, DC – Congressmen Chabot & Wenstrup Constituent Reception, for March for Life participants, January 19, 2-4:30 p.m., Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC; refreshments provided; all welcome. Please RSVP email@example.com, or 202-225-3164 by Friday, January 12th with total attending, plus contact name and cell phone number.
Burlington KY March for Life, January 19, 5-7 p.m., beginning at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5876 Veterans Way, Burlington, KY; Holy Hour 7 p.m. at IHM; ecumenical, open to all, positive signs welcome (gro.yk-mhinull@eihctira; see facebook)
34th Annual Pro-Life Rosary Procession, January 20, 11 a.m., Cincinnati City Hall to noon Fountain Square Rally; emcee Ohio Rep. Tom Brinkman; speakers, refreshments. (CincinnatiProLife.org)
All Saints Church Celebrate Life, January 21, 8939 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236; afternoon (time to be determined); includes opening prayer service, Rosary, Celebration of Life walk by Montgomery road, plus fire pit and hot chocolate; all welcome (513/792- 4600)
Butler County Right To Life Annual Pro-Life Prayer March, January 22, 7-8 p.m., old Butler County Courthouse, High & Court Streets, Hamilton OH; march in prayer seven times around the courthouse as around biblical Jericho, for an end to abortion on demand in the U.S. and abroad. (513/867-1832; moc.oohaynull@yrengimekim)
Project Rachel Day of Reflection, for all affected by abortion, January 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; healing service with sacrament of Reconciliation (see registration)
40 Days for Life Interim Vigil, December 29, 7 p.m., in front of Planned Parenthood on Auburn Ave. (ten.esufnull@syad04ycnic)
See all other Washington D.C. events planned in conjunction with the March for Life.