Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life Aug. 3 – Sept.28

The U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities is initiating a “Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life.” This nine-week effort will include prayer and fasting for the intention that the forthcoming change in membership of the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life. The Novena will also include materials to help educate the public about how Roe v. Wade is not health care, is bad law, and fails women.

The Novena takes place from Friday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Sept. 28. Individuals are urged to sign up for the Novena as part of the USCCB Call to Prayer at www.usccb.org/pray. Those who sign up will receive weekly email or text message reminders to pray and fast along with a fact about Roe to share with others including their two U.S. senators.

Below are some sample bulletin announcements.

Sample announcement 1:

The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, Aug. 3–Sept. 28. Participants will receive weekly email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others. Sign up at www.usccb.org/pray!

Sample announcement 2:

Each Friday, Aug. 3–Sept. 28, answer the U.S. bishops’ call to pray and fast that a change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life. Join at www.usccb.org/pray!

Sample announcement 3:

Each Friday, Aug. 3–Sept. 28, answer the U.S. bishops’ call to education, fasting, and prayer for the legal protection of human life. Join at www.usccb.org/pray!