USCCB urges Catholics to participate in 9 Days for Life



WHAT IS 9 DAYS FOR LIFE?

9 Days for Life is an annual period of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life.

Surrounding the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children*, the overarching intention of the centerpiece novena is the end to abortion.

However, the novena also highlights many other facets of respecting each other's God-given dignity, especially by respecting human life at every stage and in every circumstance.

9 Days for Life is an opportunity to:
PRAY for the respect and protection of each person's life;


GATHER together in prayer, action, and fellowship with others;


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*Typically observed each year on January 22 (also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade), the 2017 observance will be January 23. More information.


WHEN IS IT?

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Sunday, January 29, 2017


WHO IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE?

Anyone can join individually at www.9daysforlife.com.

However, leaders in parishes and various parish ministries, as well as in schools, dioceses, and other organizations, are especially important in raising awareness and helping others participate in various ways.


WHAT ARE SOME WAYS TO PARTICIPATE?

PRAY: The novena's short prayer guides highlight a different topic each day with five sections: intention, prayers, reflection, suggested actions, and related topical information.

All the following options for obtaining the novena will be accessible from www.9daysforlife.com in the months leading up to January.


Subscribe to receive daily text messages or emails.


Download the free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play. (An update notification will be sent to app users prior to the 2017 novena.)


Join the Facebook event.


Follow the USCCB on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


Download the novena in a printable format. (Check back for updates.)