Respect for Life
"We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self, and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence. These beliefs flow from ordinary reason and from our faith's constant witness that 'life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception' (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, no. 51) a teaching that has been a constant part of the Christian message since the apostolic age."
— U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops, Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, November 2001
Action Steps for a Respect for Life
Prayer & Adoration
Cathedral of the Madeleine:
On the first Thursday of every month from December to June.
Adoration: 4 pm to 5 pm
Mass: 5:15 pm
Rosary: 6:00 pm
On the third Thursday of every month, at St. Martin de Porres
Adoration 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Bilingual Rosary for the Unborn
Join us at Mount Calvary Cemetery (275 U St, Salt Lake City) in front of the Monument for the Unborn to pray the Rosary in English and Spanish.
January 15th at 2:00pm
USCCB Prayer Vigil and Holy Hour for Life
January 19 - 20th
Live-streamed events schedule: https://www.usccb.org/national-prayer-events-for-life
Mass for the Unborn and Ceremony of Lights with Bishop Oscar Solis
Join us to pray for a culture of life and to commemorate the anniversary of Roe V. Wade.
January 20th at 6:00pm at The Cathedral of the Madeleine.
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
January 22nd (July 23rd if the 22nd falls on a Sunday)
The Diocese of Salt Lake City observes this day on January 20th at the Mass for the Unborn
Prayer to St. Joseph, Defender of Life
Pray to St. Joseph daily for his intercession for women, families and for the protection of the unborn.
Pray the 9 Days for Life Novena
Sign up to pray the 9 days novena from January 19-27th.
Prayer for Healing
Pray for those suffering after abortion to find hope and healing.
Education & Advocacy
Memorial for the Preborn
January 25th at 12:30pm at the Utah State Capitol - Hosted by Pro-Life Utah
USCCB Action Center
Sign up to receive notification of opportunities to "Take Action".
Respect for the Dignity of Life Day
Join us at this annual Diocesan Respect for the Dignity of Life Seminar.
January 28th at 9:00am, in person at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church - 9757 S 1700 E in Sandy.
Will also be offered online.
Registration required! - https://www.dioslc.org/events/56
Additional Respect for Life Information
Our Pro-life Partners
The following organizations are our partners in standing for life. While some are not Catholic, they do value life and we work with them on a variety of projects;