26th annual Night of Prayer begins Dec. 8

by KRISTINA M. CONNELL
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 09:00 am
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National Night of Prayer calls on Catholic parishes across the nation to hold a prayer service before the Blessed Sacrament. (WNYCatholic File)
National Night of Prayer calls on Catholic parishes across the nation to hold a prayer service before the Blessed Sacrament. (WNYCatholic File)

The 26th Annual Night of Prayer will be observed Tuesday, Dec.8, at 9 p.m. to Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 1 a.m., Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego.

On this night, Catholic parishes across the diocese and the nation are invited to hold a prayer service before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration and reparation for the sins against the lives of innocent unborn and helpless ones.

It is asked that people attending pray 20 decades of the rosary and other prayers of their choice followed by benediction.  People will be asking Mary, the mother of God, under her title Our Lady of Guadalupe, to pray for all to her divine Son for a return to respect for all life in the country.  Participants also will be asked to pray that parents may be conscious of their calling as they share in God's creative power.  It is also hoped that people pray for those who have acted against human life experience forgiveness.

Parishes listed below will participate in this endeavor from 9 p.m. on Dec. 8 to 1 a.m. on Dec. 9, unless otherwise noted.  For more information, please contact the diocesan Pro-Life Office at (716) 847-2205.

St. Stephen
2100 Baseline Road
Grand Island 14072
 
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7580 Clinton St.
Elma 14059
 
St. Mary of the Angels
202 S. Union St.
Olean 14760
 
Immaculate Conception
4671 Townline Road
Ransomville 14131
 
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel
3148 Abbott Road
Orchard Park 14127
(7 - 10 p.m.)
 
St. Martin of Tours Adoration Chapel
1140 Abbott Road
Buffalo 14220
 
St. Mary of the Lake
4737 Lakeshore Road
Hamburg 14075
 
St. Clare
193 Elk St.
Buffalo 14210
(6:30-8 p.m.)
 
Good Shepherd
5442 Tonawanda Creek Road
N. Tonawanda 14120
(7 p.m. Mass at Pendleton site;
adoration after Mass until 10 p.m.)
 
Our Lady of Pompeii
158 Laverack Ave.
Lancaster 14086
(9 -11 p.m.)
 
St. Amelia
2999 Eggert Road
Tonawanda 14150
(8 p.m.-1 a.m. Adoration; 8 p.m. prayer service followed by patriotic rosary and quiet prayer; 12:30 a.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy; 12:45 a.m. Solemn Benediction)
 
Our Mother of Good Counsel
3688 South Park Ave.
Blasdell 14219
(6:30 p.m. Exposition and Living Rosary)
 
St. Mary
6 North St.
Canaseraga 14822
(First Friday Adoration/Rosary for Life after 9 a.m. Mass; Exposition, Rosary for Life, Benediction; Confessions following; Dec. 8 7:30-8:30 p.m. Exposition, Adoration with Prayers for Life, Benediction)
 
St. Paul
Delaware Ave. & Victoria Blvd.
Kenmore 14217
(7 p.m. Mass followed by pro-life hour)
 
St. Martha
Adoration Chapel
10 French Road
Depew 14043
(Adoration in Adoration Chapel)
 
St. John Paul II
2052 Lakeview Road
Lake View 14085
(7 p.m. Mass, Adoration until 9 p.m.)
 
St. Mary & St. Mark, Holley/Kendall
at St. Mary's site
13 South Main St.
Holley 14470
(following 7 p.m. Mass until midnight; Rosary at the beginning of each hour; Pro-Life meditation; Benediction at 11:45 p.m.)
Fourteen Holy Helpers
1345 Indian Church Road
West Seneca 14224
 
St. Gregory the Great
200 St. Gregory Court
Williamsville 14221
(Following 7 p.m. Mass until midnight; 11 p.m.-midnight in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel; Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet recited each hour)
 
St. Francis of Assisi
4263 St. Francis Drive
Athol Springs 14010
(Prayer and adoration following 6 p.m. Mass until 11 p.m.)
 
SS. Peter & Paul
66 East Main Street
Hamburg
(8-11 p.m.)
 
St. Stephen
2100 Baseline Road
Grand Island 14072
 
St. Mary of the Angels
202 S. Union Street
Olean 14760
(8 p.m. Mass in main church followed by procession to Children of Fatima Chapel for prayers and Eucharistic Adoration until 1 a.m.)
 

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