Respect Life Dates & Events Happening Inside & Outside of the Diocese



  • Jan 1st
    • Holy Day of Obligation, Mary Mother of the Lord
  • Jan 11th
    • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • Jan 19th
    • Mass for the Unborn, 6:00pm at The Cathedral of the Madeleine 
  • Jan 20th
    • March for Life Utah (Hosted by Pro-Life Utah) 
  • Jan 21st
    • Bilingual Rosary for Life, 2:00pm at Mount Calvary Cemetery
  • Jan 22nd
    • Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children



Utah Legislative General Session begins the end of January. This is a good month to become educated on any life issues on the Hill. 

  • Feb 2nd
    • World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
  • Feb 8th
    • International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
  • February 7-14th
    • National Marriage Week 
  • February 9th 
    • Annual Diocesan Marriage Celebration & Enrichment
      • St. Vincent de Paul Parish - 1375 Spring Ln, Holladay
      • 6:00pm Mass, renewal of vows and blessing of marriages.
      • Dinner celebration and marriage enrichment following Mass at Holy Family Hall
      • Registration coming soon!
  • February 14th
    • National Marriage Day 
  • February ?  - 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign begins


  • National Disability Awareness Month
  • Day of the Unborn Child
  • March 25th
    • Anniversary of the Encyclical “The Gospel of Life” (“Evangelium Vitae”) of St. John Paul II  
  • March (dates TBD)
    • St. Joseph Adoption Novena 

  • March 25
    • International Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Terri Schindler-Schiavo, and all of our vulnerable brothers and sisters and )

  • March 25th
    • Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord  

Annunciation Novena - A Heart Open to God's Will


  • April 24th
    • Divine Mercy Sunday


  • May 9th
    • Mother's Day
  • May 31st
    • Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: PRC of SLC Baby Bottle Campaign Diocesan Kick-Off
  • ?
    • Crossroads Walkers arrive in Utah: Mass, prayer procession to abortion clinic, prayer vigil at clinic 



  • July 23rd
    • Feast of St. Anne and Joachim, World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Day
  • July 24-30
    • NFP Awareness Week


  • Sept 9th
    • National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 10:30am
  • Sept ??
    • 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign Begins Wednesday, September 25 - Sunday, November 3.


October is the Month of the Most Holy Rosary, National Respect for Life Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Utah Legislators begin filing legislation after an election (mid Nov)


  • Dec. 8th
    • National Night of Prayer for Life

  • Dec. 8th
    • Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Start of the Diocesan Prayer Journey for an End to Abortion.  This prayerful journey will unite us all in spiritual war against the evil of abortion.
  • December 27th
    • Feast of the Holy Family 
  • December 28
    • Feast of the Holy Innocents 

Feast of the Holy Innocents readings

Holy Innocents Reflection