October is Respect Life Month, and special events this Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul will begin the month-long observance to uphold the sanctity of human life.
A eucharistic Holy Hour led by the Sisters of Life and hosted by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia will begin at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, and include music.
At 6:30 p.m. Archbishop Charles Chaput will be the main celebrant and homilist for the Respect Life Sunday Mass.
It will also mark the opening of the 40 Days for Life fall campaign, Sept. 25-Nov. 3, an international effort to end abortion through prayer, fasting and community outreach. After Mass the faithful will have the opportunity to sign up for prayer vigils at locations throughout the archdiocese.
Respect Life Sunday is organized by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Life and Family, which promotes the church’s pro-life teachings through education, advocacy and pastoral care programs.
Learn more about the office’s work at its website, and discover the pro-life resources for parishes and families featured during Respect Life Month across the United States on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Watch a CatholicPhilly.com video on efforts to build a culture of life in the Philadelphia Archdiocese:
Join the CatholicPhilly.com family
CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you and hundreds of other people become part of our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community and sustain CatholicPhilly.com as your trusted news source. Thank you in advance!
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103