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The 9th annual Holy Hour for Life will be held in parishes and collaboratives across the Archdiocese of Boston throughout the week of Jan. 22, praying in solidarity with thousands of pilgrims going to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 March for Life.
Those participating in the holy hours will pray together in solidarity:
-- for an increased respect for the dignity of human life from conception to natural death;
-- for those who have been wounded by abortion;
-- for those facing death and terminal illness; and
-- that all who govern us may be guided by justice, truth, and a love for the precious gift of life.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has declared Jan. 22 a day of prayer and penance called the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children that "shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion."
All are invited to join as a sign of public witness in support of the Gospel of Life.
Following is the full schedule of holy hours being held throughout the archdiocese, listed alphabetically by town. Each listing contains the town, participating parish, presider or alternate location, and the date and time of the holy hour.
Town, Parish, Presider, Date/Time
Abington, St. Bridget, At Holy Ghost, Whitman, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
Arlington, St. Agnes, Respect Life Mass, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Arlington, St. Camillus, Father Robert McMillan, SJ, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Ashland, St. Cecilia, Father Richard Cornell, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.
Avon, St. Michael, Deacon Steve Buttrick, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
Bedford, St. Michael, 24 Hour Adoration, Jan. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Bellingham, St. Brendan, At St. Blaise, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
Bellingham, St. Blaise, Father Albert Faretra, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
Billerica, St. Mary, Deacon Al Shanahan, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Billerica, St. Andrew, At St. Mary, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Billerica, St. Theresa of Lisieux, At St. Mary, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Boston, Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Chapel), Father Kevin O'Leary, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m.
Boston, St. Joseph, Father Joseph White, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.
Boston, St. Joseph, Father Joseph White, Jan. 23 at 12:10 p.m.
Braintree, St. Clare, TBA, Jan. 22 at 12:00 p.m.
Braintree, St. Francis of Assisi, TBA, Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Brockton, Christ the King, At Our Lady of Lourdes, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
Brockton, Our Lady of Lourdes, Deacon Chris Connelly, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
Brockton, St. Edith Stein, At Our Lady of Lourdes, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
Brookline, St. Mary of the Assumption, Deacon Brian Kean, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Burlington, St. Margaret, Deacon Richard Bilotta, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Cambridge, St. John the Evangelist, Deacons Czajkowski and Geneus, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m.
Cambridge, St. Mary, Deacon Stan Straub, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Cambridge, St. Paul, Father Mark Murphy, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.
Cambridge, St. Peter, At St. John the Evangelist, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m.
Charlestown, St. Francis de Sales, Father Daniel J. Mahoney, Jan. 23 at 7:30 a.m.
Cohasset, St. Anthony, At St. Mary of the Nativity, Scituate, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Dedham, St. Mary of the Assumption, Deacon Kelley McCormick, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m.
Dedham, St. Susanna, TBA, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.
Dorchester, St. Angela, At St. Gregory, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.
Dorchester, St. Gregory, Father Vincent Daily, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.
Dorchester, St. Matthew, At St. Gregory, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.
Dorchester, St. Teresa of Calcutta, Deacon Paul Carroll, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m.
Dover, Most Precious Blood, Father John J. Grimes, Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m.
Dracut, St. Marguerite D'Youville, Deacon Everett Penney, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
Duxbury, Holy Family, At Our Lady of the Assumption, Marshfield, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.
East Boston, Most Holy Redeemer, Deacons McHugh, Perea and Rivero, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m.
East Boston, Sacred Heart, Father Eric Bennett, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
East Bridgewater, St. John, At St. Ann, West Bridgewater, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
Framingham, St. Bridget, Msgr. Francis V. Strahan, Jan. 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Framingham, St. Stephen (Bilingual), Deacon Alfredo Nieves, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.
Georgetown, St. Mary, Deacon Paul Dow, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
Halifax, Our Lady of the Lake, Deacon Tom Booker, Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m.
Haverhill, Sacred Hearts, Deacon Eric Peabody, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
Holbrook, St. Joseph, At St. Michael, Avon, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
Holliston, St. Mary, Deacon John Barry, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
Hull, St. Mary of the Assumption, At St. Mary of the Nativity, Scituate, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Lakeville, Sts. Martha and Mary, At Sacred Heart, Middleboro, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m.
Littleton, St. Anne, Deacon Jimmy Macalinao, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m.
Lowell, Holy Family, Deacon Alvaro Soares, Jan. 28 at 5:15 p.m.
Lowell, St. Margaret, Deacon Barry Lloyd, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Lowell, St. Rita, At St. Marguerite D'Youville, Dracut, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
Lynnfield, Our Lady of the Assumption, At St. Maria Goretti, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
Lynnfield, St. Maria Goretti, Deacon Thomas O'Shea, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
Malden, Sacred Heart, Deacon T. Van Nguyen, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.
Marlborough, Immaculate Conception, Deacon Chuck Rossignol, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
Marshfield, Our Lady of the Assumption, Deacon John Hulme, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.
Maynard, St. Bridget, Deacon John Pepi, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
Medford, St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon Bob Breen, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
Methuen, St. Lucy, Deacons John Kobrenski and John Pierce, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
Methuen, St. Monica, At St. Lucy, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
Middleboro, Sacred Heart, Father Jude Osunkwo, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m.
Milton, St. Agatha, At St. Elizabeth, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Milton, St. Elizabeth, Father Stephen Zukas, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Milton, St. Mary of the Hills, At St. Elizabeth, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Natick, St. Patrick, 24 Hour Adoration
Needham, St. Bartholomew, Father Philip McGaugh, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Needham, St. Joseph, At St. Bartholomew, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Newton, Corpus Christi-St. Bernard, Deacon John Burkly, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m.
Newton, Sacred Heart, TBA, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m.
North Andover, St. Michael, Deacon Vincent Gatto, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
Norwood, St. Catherine of Siena, Father Stephen Donohoe, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m.
Pembroke, St. Thecla, Deacon Jack Sullivan, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m.
Pepperell, Our Lady of Grace, At St. Joseph Church, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m.
Pepperell, St. Joseph Church, Deacon Mark Markham, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m.
Plymouth, St. Bonaventure, Father Kenneth Overbeck, Adoration 12-6 p.m.
Quincy, Sacred Heart, Father Louis Palmieri, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Quincy, St. Ann, At Sacred Heart, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Quincy, St. John, Deacon Bill Proulx, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m.
Quincy, St. Joseph, Deacons Leo Donahue and Paul Lewis, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Quincy, St. Mary, At Sacred Heart, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Randolph, St. Bernadette, At St. Mary, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Randolph, St. Mary, Deacons Thomas Burke and Jonathan Mosley, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Reading, St. Agnes, Deacon Matt Baltier, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
Revere, Immaculate Conception, At St. Anthony of Padua, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
Revere, St. Anthony of Padua, Deacon Joseph Belmonte, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
Rochester, St. Rose of Lima, At Sacred Heart, Middleboro, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m.
Salem, Immaculate Conception (English), Deacons LaPointe and Jesus Pena, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.
Salem, Immaculate Conception (Spanish), Deacons Morel and Jesus Pena, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.
Scituate, St. Mary of the Nativity, Deacons Henry, Theriault, Rooney, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Sherborn, St. Theresa, At Most Precious Blood, Dover, Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m.
Somerville, St. Ann, At St. Catherine of Genoa, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
Somerville, St. Catherine of Genoa, Deacon Joseph Bryere Guerrier, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
Somerville, St. Joseph, At St. Catherine of Genoa, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
Stoneham, St. Patrick, Deacons Cooley and Hanafin, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m.
Sudbury, Our Lady of Fatima, At St. Bridget, Maynard, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
Sudbury, St. Anselm, At St. Bridget, Maynard, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
Topsfield, St. Agnes, Father Tom MacDonald, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Topsfield, St. Rose of Lima, At St. Agnes, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tyngsboro, St. Mary Magdalen, At St. Marguerite D'Youville, Dracut, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
Waltham, St. Mary, Deacon Eduardo Mora, Jan. 25 at 1-5 p.m.
Wayland, Good Shepherd Parish, At St. Julia, Weston, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m.
West Bridgewater, St. Ann, Deacons Fitzgerald and Hopgood, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
West Roxbury, St. Theresa of Avila, Msgr. William Helmick, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
Westford, St. Catherine of Alexandria, At St. Anne, Littleton, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m.
Weston, St. Julia, Deacon Guy St. Sauveur, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Weymouth, Immaculate Conception, Deacons Maher and Corbett, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Weymouth, St. Jerome, At Immaculate Conception, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Whitman, Holy Ghost, Deacons Breadmore, McLaughlin and Nickley, Jan. 24 at 7 pm
Winthrop, St. John the Evanglist, Deacon Jim Leo, Jan. 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Woburn, St. Barbara, Deacon Ed Giordano, Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m.
For updated information about Holy Hour locations, consult the Holy Hour for Life webpage at http://www.bostoncatholic.org/HolyHourForLife.aspx.
For additional information, contact the Pro Life Office at 508-651-1900 or DeaconsForLife@rcab.org.