2022 Respect Life Dates & Events Happening Inside & Outside of the Diocese

January

  • Jan 1st
    • Holy Day of Obligation, Mary Mother of the Lord
  • Jan 16th
    • 2pm Bilingual Rosary at the Monument for the Unborn, Mt. Calvary Cemetery
  • Jan 21st
    • 6pm Mass for the Unborn, celebrated by Bishop Solis at the Cathedral of the Madeleine 
  • Jan 22nd
    • Mass at Cathedral at 8 am
    • Rosary at the Capitol at 10:30 AM, inside the Capitol at the top of the East stairs
    • Blessing by Bishop Solis, 11 am
    • March for Life at the Capitol
  • Jan 29th
    • Respect for the Dignity of Life at Blessed Sacrament, 9 am 
    • Dignity of Life events including Catholic teaching about the End of Life
    • Legislative Update

February

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 14th
    • National Marriage Day 

March

usccb.org/adoption-novena 

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

terrisday.org and www.lifeandhope.com )

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

Annunciation Novena - A Heart Open to God's Will

April

  • April 24th
    • Divine Mercy Sunday

May

  • 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 

June

July

  • July 24th
    • World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Day
  • July 26th
    • Feast of Sts Anne and Joachim
  • July 24-30
    • NFP Awareness Week

September

  • Sept 
    • Diocesan Pastoral Congress 9am-4pm
  • Sept 10th
    • National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 11am
  • Sept 

October

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

November

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

December

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

NationalNightofPrayerForLife.org

  • 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

Some Past Events in 2021:

Online webinar: "Preventing Assisted Suicide Across America"  

"Being With"--Online webinar training for providing support to the vulnerable in our community during times of illness and crisis

2023

January

  • Jan 1st
    • Holy Day of Obligation, Mary Mother of the Lord
  • Jan 11th
    • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • Jan 15th
    • 2pm Bilingual Rosary at the Monument for the Unborn, Mt. Calvary Cemetery
  • Jan 20th
    • 6pm Mass for the Unborn, celebrated by Bishop Solis at the Cathedral of the Madeleine 
  • Jan 22nd
    • Details to Come
  • Jan 28th
    • Respect for the Dignity of Life Day Seminar

February

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 10th or 11th (Tentative)
    • Diocesan Marriage Celebration & Enrichment
  • February 14th
    • National Marriage Day 

March

usccb.org/adoption-novena 

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

terrisday.org and www.lifeandhope.com )

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

Annunciation Novena - A Heart Open to God's Will

April

  • April 24th
    • Divine Mercy Sunday

May

  • 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 

June

July

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

September

  • Sept 
    • Diocesan Pastoral Congress 9am-4pm
  • Sept 10th
    • National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 11am
  • Sept 

October

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

November

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

December

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

NationalNightofPrayerForLife.org

  • 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