Marquette University will mark the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children at the noon mass at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Monday, Jan. 22.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated Jan. 22 each year to be set aside as a day of prayer and penance. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal provides that:
“In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, Jan. 22 (or Jan. 23, when Jan. 22 falls on a Sunday) 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. The liturgical celebrations for this day may be the ‘Mass For Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life’ (no. 48/1 of the Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions), celebrated with white vestments, or the Mass ‘For the Preservation of Peace and Justice’ (no. 30 of the Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions), celebrated with violet vestments.”
All members of the Marquette University community are invited to join us at Mass on Monday, Jan. 22, at noon in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel to pray for the protection of the dignity of human life, particularly of the unborn.
More information may be found at the USCCB website.