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Praying on the Sidewalk as a Lenten Sacrifice


The spring 40 Days for Life Campaign of San Jose officially began with a 24-Hour Adoration for Life at St. Leo Chapel followed by a Procession for Life after the Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Leo Church.

The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from February 10-March 20. According to Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign that has already mobilized over 675,000 volunteers in 607 cities across 32 nations since 2007. As a result of this pro-life movement, over 11,000 babies have been saved from abortion and 64 abortion clinics have been closed.

The midway event on March 1 will be a Mass for the Sanctity of Human Life celebrated by Monsignor Francis Cilia followed by a reception. It will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 279 S. Main Street, Milpitas at 7:30 pm. The concluding event will be a Candlelight Procession for Life on March 18 at 7:30 pm. We will gather in front of St. Leo Church, 88 Race Street, San Jose and walk to the Planned Parenthood Clinic at 1691 The Alameda for a prayer service.

One of the main components of the 40 Days for Life campaigns are peaceful prayer vigils to pray for an end to abortion. In San Jose, these peaceful prayer vigils are held in front of the Planned Parenthood Clinic at 1691 The Alameda, San Jose, from 7 am to 8 pm during the 40-day period of February 10 – March 20.

We ask everyone to commit one sacrificial hour per week at the sidewalk during this 40-day campaign as your Lenten Sacrifice!

Join us in our fight to end the culture of death in our society. If you would like more information, contact Pat at 40daysforlifesj@gmail.com or visit www.40daysforlife.com/sanjose.