Pilgrims for Life
While there will be no diocesan pilgrimage to the national March for Life this year (2022), other related works of mercy must continue. We’ve created “Pilgrims for Life” to help the faithful of New Hampshire build up the culture of life and help moms in need in the Diocese of Manchester.
Despite the change in how we observe the national March for Life this year, Bishop Libasci has continued his annual practice of addressing a letter to pilgrims.
Walking with Moms in Need
In 2020, the year of the 25th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae, the USCCB launched the Walking with Moms in Need initiative. Walking with Moms in Need challenges us, “Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be ‘islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.’ Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need.” In this spirit, we are working to compile a list of resources for pregnant and parenting moms in need throughout New Hampshire.
Local pregnancy centers rely on the generosity of those in their communities to continue serving moms and families in need. Please see the following list of pregnancy center needs and consider making a donation today!
DOWNLOAD a transcript of Archbishop Naumann's address to bishops
Prayer for the Cause of Life
Prayer opportunities will be held in multiple deaneries of the Diocese of Manchester. Click a deanery below to find time(s) and place(s) of upcoming opportunities. Only those deaneries with related prayer opportunities are “clickable.” If no schedule pops up after clicking a deanery, please check back later. More opportunities may be scheduled as we get closer to the date of the national March for Life (January 21, 2022) and the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (January 22, 2022).
Pilgrims for Life Digital Resource
The following guide provides additional ideas and encourages us all to pray, advocate, and unite around the legal protection of the unborn and fostering greater respect for all human life.
9 Days for Life – Novena Prayer (Jan 19-27)
Virtual Pro-Life Events
Archdiocese of Washington, Youth Rally and Mass for Life (Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, beginning at 8 am)
March for Life Rally & March for Life (Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, beginning at 12 pm)
Relevant Radio’s #FastForLife (Friday, Jan. 21, 2022)
Celebrating the Culture of Life Webinar (February 5, 2022)