Pope Benedict has asked that prayer vigils be held at the beginning of Advent to pray for a greater respect for all unborn human life. The time of expectant waiting for Jesus seems a perfect opportunity to be mindful of the vulnerability Jesus took upon himself in the Incarnation, and the vulnerability of all powerless and voiceless human life.
We will pray a Vigil for Human Life on Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30 PM at Holy Cross Church. This will coincide with the beginning of the Advent Family Retreat, but will also include any parishioners who are not taking part in the Family Retreat but wish to join in prayer for life.
It is planned to have prayer, song, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and some time for private reflection and meditation.