Night of Prayer begins December 8

by KRISTINA M. CONNELL
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Office of Communications

The 27th Annual Night of Prayer will be observed Thursday, Dec.8, at 9 p.m. to Friday, 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. 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)

Immaculate Conception
4671 Townline Road
Ransomville 14131
(after 6:30 p.m. Mass until midnight)

St. Amelia
2999 Eggert Road
Tonawanda 14150
(7 p.m. Mass, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Eucharistic adoration)

St. Martha
Adoration Chapel
10 French Road
Depew 14043

St. Mary
6 North St.
Canaseraga 14822
(6:30 p.m. Mass followed by adoration with rosary and prayers, concluding with benediction at 8:30 p.m.)

St. Mary & St. Mark, Holley/Kendall
St. Mary's site
13 South Main St.
Holley 14470
(Adoration and rosary at the beginning of each hour, 7 - 11 p.m.)

Christ the King Seminary
St. John Vianney Chapel
711 Knox Road
East Aurora 14052
(9:15 p.m. - 1 a.m., Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Night Prayer, Joyful Mysteries, Sorrowful Mysteries, Luminous Mysteries, quiet prayer time, Glorious Mysteries)

St. Gregory the Great & St. Christopher
St. Gregory the Great
200 St. Gregory Court
Williamsville 14221
(Following 7 p.m. Mass until midnight; adoration, rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet)

St. Francis of Assisi
4263 St. Francis Drive
Athol Springs 14010
(Prayer and adoration following 6 p.m. Mass)

St. Paul
33 Victoria Blvd.
Kenmore 14217
(7 p.m. Mass followed by rosary and prayers 8 - 9 p.m.)

St. John Paul II
2052 Lakeview Road
Lake View 14085
(9 p.m. until midnight, adoration in the little church)

St. Mary of the Lake
4737 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg 14075

St. Mary of the Assumption
1 St. Mary's Hill
Lancaster 14086
(7 p.m. Mass followed by prayer until 10 p.m.; Benediction at 9:45 p.m.)

Good Shepherd
5442 Tonawanda Creek Road
North Tonawanda 14120
(7 p.m. Vigil Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 10 p.m.)

St. Stephen
2100 Baseline Road
Grand Island 14072

SS. Peter and Paul
5480 Main St.
Williamsville 14221
(Eucharistic Adoration starting at 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.; Mass at 7 p.m.)

Annunciation
7580 Clinton St.
Elma 14059

Our Lady of Sacred Heart
3148 Abbott Road
Orchard Park 14127
(Eucharistic Adoration from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with rosary recitation each hour)

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