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Pilgrims for Life

While there will be no diocesan pilgrimage to the national March for Life this January (2023), other related works of mercy must continue. We’ve created this webpage to help the faithful of New Hampshire build up the culture of life here in the Diocese of Manchester. Scroll down for a host of information and resources for the cause of life, including our 2023 “Pilgrims for Life” digital guide for prayer and advocacy. 

Bishop's Letters

Letters from Bishop Libasci regarding prayer and advocacy for the cause of life.

CLICK HERE to read Bishop Libasci's January 2023 Respect Life Letter 

2022 letter
2021 letter
2020 letter
2019 letter
2017 letter

Walking with Moms in Need

In 2020, the year of the 25th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae, the USCCB launched the Walking with Moms in Need initiative. Walking with Moms in Need challenges us, “Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be ‘islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.’ Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need.” In this spirit, we are working to compile a list of resources for pregnant and parenting moms in need throughout New Hampshire.

Local pregnancy centers rely on the generosity of those in their communities to continue serving moms and families in need. Please see the following list of pregnancy center needs and consider making a donation today!

Pregnancy and parenting resources throughout New Hampshire

List of pregnancy center needs

Walking with Moms in Need Parish Resources

Archbishop's Naumann's address to bishops at their November gathering regarding www.WalkingWithMoms.com

DOWNLOAD a transcript of Archbishop Naumann's address to bishops

Prayer for the Cause of Life

Prayer opportunities will be held in multiple deaneries of the Diocese of Manchester. Click a deanery below to find time(s) and place(s) of upcoming opportunities. Only those deaneries with related prayer opportunities are “clickable.” If no schedule pops up after clicking a deanery, please check back later. More opportunities may be scheduled as we get closer to the date of the national March for Life (January 20, 2023) and the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (January 23, 2023).

White Mountain Deanery Seacoast Deanery Lakes Region Deanery Amoskeag Deanery Souhegan Deanery Rockingham Deanery Upper Valley

Pilgrims for Life Digital Resource

“Pilgrims for Life” provides additional ideas and encourages us all to pray, advocate, and unite around the legal protection of the unborn and fostering greater respect for all human life.

DOWNLOAD the Pilgrims for Life Resource

9 Days for Life – Novena Prayer (Jan 19-27, 2023)

Sign up for the Novena - text and/or email reminders

Download the text for each day of the novena

Virtual Pro-Life Events

USCCB, National Prayer Vigil for Life for Life (Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, beginning at 4:45 pm)

March for Life Rally & March for Life (Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, beginning at 12 pm)

Additional Resources

Georgetown University, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life: “The Consistent Ethic of Life in 2023” January 19, 2023, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Be informed: USCCB statement on recent developments regarding chemical abortion pills (U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Denounces FDA Action on Chemical Abortion Pill | USCCB)

January Pro-Life Observances Step-By-Step Guide, webinar: Recording | Slides

January, 2023, Respect Life Parish Action Guide

Materials for March for Life preparation and formation of both adults and teens, McGrath Institute for Church Life, Norte Dame

Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Action Guide: January

Walking with Moms in Need initiative

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (January 23, 2023)

Relevant Radio’s Pray the Memorare to End Abortion