Churches in the United States observe Respect Life Sunday this Sunday, January 19, 2014, marking the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision of 1973. Roman Catholic and Orthodox bishops in the United States ask the faithful to join in Nine days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage to end abortion. This Novena can be observed privately or collectively. It is also a spiritual support for the March for Life on Washington, held this year on January 22.
The bishops have published a Novena Booklet, which can be downloaded from http://is.gd/egotof
You can also ask Rita Bell (email@example.com) or Fr. Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org, 952-290-6767) for a copy.
Here is more information from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
PRAYER SERVICE ON JANUARY 26 AT 1:00 P.M.
St. Francis Xavier and Nativity of Our Lady will hold a PRAYER SERVICE FOR LIFE on Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. in SFX church. Please join us as we ask the God of Life to help us nurture a culture based on a true respect for life.
(The prayer service is organized by the St. Francis Xavier/Nativity of Our Lady Culture of Life Group in keeping with the guidelines set by the U.S. Bishops Conference.)