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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.
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
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
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).
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)
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)