Diocesan Mass for Life
January 22, 2022
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Please join us for the Diocesan Mass for Life on January 22, 2022, Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY 14615. Mass begins at 11 AM with Bishop Salvatore Matano as Principal Celebrant.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - Friday, January 21, 2022

2022 Theme:  Equality Begins In The Womb

The March for Life in Washington D.C. is the world’s largest pro-life event. Its mission is to promote the beauty and dignity of every human life by working to end abortion—uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square.

To learn more about the National March For Life, including virtual offerings, click here


January Prayers for Life

The USCCB January Word of Life includes prayers and intercessions to be used through the  March for Life. Please click here for more information.


Plenary Indulgence for Pilgrims for the March for Life

"It is with great pleasure that I write to you regarding the granting of a plenary indulgence surrounding this year's March for Life events. This year's plenary indulgence provides for those pilgrims who will attend events in person and for those pilgrims who will attend events virtually. Pilgrims who participate in person, or virtually due to age, sickness or other grave reasons that prevent them from leaving their homes, but who join via TV, radio or social media in the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday, January 20, 2022 will obtain a plenary indulgence. The same conditions apply for pilgrims, who will attend in person or virtually the Mass for Life, which will be celebrated on Friday, January 21, 2022 at The Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle. Attached to this memo, please find a copy of the decree as well as an English translation. Thanking you for all you do to promote the dignity of all human life, please be assured of my prayers for you, and your ministry."  Cardinal Gregory

To read the decree, click here.