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40 Days for Life  

Wednesday, September 27 - Sunday, November 5, 2017

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer & Fasting
  • Peaceful Vigil
  • Community Outreach

40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities, and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ's Resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge. 

Volunteers are needed to pray at the following locations in the Diocese of Joliet:

  • Aurora: Planned Parenthood, 3051 East New York Avenue

            Contact: Catherine Walker at (224) 999-3701 or maddymorgan@gmail.com

            Priest Breakfast will be held on Thursday, September 14, from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM.

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            How can my parish get involved? Click here for full details.

  • Downers Grove : Access Health Center, 1700 75th Street 
  • Contact: Bob, Caron, & Daria at 40daysdg@gmail.com