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
(8 p.m. Mass in main church followed by procession to Children of Fatima Chapel for prayers and Eucharistic adoration)
4671 Townline Road
(after 6:30 p.m. Mass until midnight)
2999 Eggert Road
(7 p.m. Mass, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Eucharistic adoration)
10 French Road
6 North St.
(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.
(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
(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)
33 Victoria Blvd.
(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
St. Mary of the Assumption
1 St. Mary's Hill
(7 p.m. Mass followed by prayer until 10 p.m.; Benediction at 9:45 p.m.)
5442 Tonawanda Creek Road
North Tonawanda 14120
(7 p.m. Vigil Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 10 p.m.)
2100 Baseline Road
Grand Island 14072
SS. Peter and Paul
5480 Main St.
(Eucharistic Adoration starting at 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.; Mass at 7 p.m.)
7580 Clinton St.
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)