Masses for Life

“It’s important for all of us to remember why we are here…We need to bring to attention that there are those literally struggling to come into the world. We can’t sit still.” – Cardinal Blase Cupich, March for Life Chicago 2016

INFORMATION FOR PARISHES

For information on 2018 March for Life Masses or to include your parish, please call 312-534-5355.

Official letter from the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago (download)

Palanca Parochial Prayer and Blessing over Pilgrims (download)

Trappists Planca
The Trappists are with us in prayer during March for Life Chicago. Their prayer is an encouragement, or as translated into Spanish: Palanca.

All pilgrims are welcome to attend these Masses to enjoy the hospitality of the Chicago ecclesial community.

OPENING MASS FOR MARCH FOR LIFE CHICAGO – CARDINAL’S MASS from 2017

Archdiocese of Chicago Mass for Life
Main Celebrant – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
TBD

A PRAYERFUL LANDMARK

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Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL
Pastor – Very Rev. Gregory Sakowicz
Saturday, January 14, 5:15 pm and 7:30 pm Masses
Sunday, January 15, 7:00 am, 8:15 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 am and 5:15 pm Masses

DOWNTOWN CHICAGO STATIONAL MASSES from 2017

St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 15, 12:30 pm Mass (download flyer)

Assumption Church, 323 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 15, 11:45 am Rosary for Healthcare Workers, 12:15 pm Mass (download flyer)

Old St. Mary’s Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 15, 11:00 am Pacem in Terris Mass (download flyer)

SPECIAL DOWNTOWN CHICAGO PAROCHIAL MASSES from 2017

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 813 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 15, 11:30 am Spanish Mass “Viva La Vida Mass”

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1351 W. Evergreen Ave., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 15, 8:45 am Polish Mass “Radujmy się darem życia!”

Holy Angels Church, 615 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 15, 11:30 am Mass

SPECIAL MARCH FOR LIFE CHICAGO MASSES AND EVENTS from 2017

Youth Rally and Mass
Hosted by the Archdiocese of Chicago Respect Life Office
Holy Name Cathedral
Sunday, January 14, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (event page)

Aid for Women Mass and Brunch
Hosted by Aid for Women Pregnancy Help Centers and Residential Programs
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 14, 10:00 am Mass and 11:00 am Brunch
$65 per person (event page)

OTHER VICARIATE PAROCHIAL MASSES from 2017

Vicariate I

Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL
Mass time coming soon.

Marytown, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL
Sunday, January 15, 11:00 am Mass
Bus departs for March for Life Chicago immediately following.  (download flyer)

St. Theresa Church, 455 N. Benton St., Palatine, IL
Sunday, January 15, 10:00 am Mass
Bus departs for March for Life Chicago at 12:00 pm. (download flyer)

Vicariate II

Vicariate III

St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL
Mass time coming soon.

Old St. Mary’s, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Mass time coming soon.

Vicariate IV

St. Beatrice Church, 9701 W. Irving Park Rd., Schiller Park, IL
Mass time coming soon.

St. Constance Church, 5843 W. Strong St., Chicago, IL
Mass time coming soon.
Bus departs for March for Life Chicago at 12:30 pm.  (download flyer)

Vicariate V

St. James at Sag Bridge Church, 10600 Archer Ave., Lemont, IL
Mass time coming soon.

Vicariate VI

Holy Angels Church, 615 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 15, 11:30 am Mass (download flyer)

OUT-OF-STATE MASSES AND BLESSINGS OF PILGRIMS from 2017

Nativity of Our Savior Church, 2949 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, IN
Sunday, January 15, 11:00 am Mass

OTHER LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS from 2017

All-Night Vigil of Mercy at Shrine of Divine Mercy
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1351 W. Evergreen Ave., Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 15, 12:00 am to 6:00 am

RESOURCES

Pilgrimage: A Spirituality and Theology

Footprints

www.footprintsdocumentary.com

Reflection on Pilgrimage – Fr. James Heyd (Download PDF)

Renew the Church Materials from the Archdiocese of Chicago
Coming soon.

Pro-Life Homilies and Materials

The Gospel of Life and Missionary Discipleship by the Most Reverend Bishop David L. Ricken, DD, JCL (download)

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  www.usccb.org/respectlife
(homily helps, pages 6-7; intercessions, pages 8-9; post-abortion materials, page 11)

The Book of Blessings – Roman Ritual (Catholic Book Publishing, Co., 1989, pp. 259-264).

Miscellaneous Resources

Shantigarh: Requiem for the Unborn (See on YouTube)
“Some are born great.  Others have greatness thrust upon them.  Others are unborn.  Their destiny in our hands.”  (January 19, 2008, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels)