Respect Life Event Calendar

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December  

January

  • Annual Respect Life Contest – January 1 – 31
    visit: http://www.dcfl.org/RespectLifeContest2017
  • St. Augustine March for Life – January 14, 2017
    visit: http://www.marchforlifestaugustine.com
  • Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage – January 21-29
    visit: http://www.9daysforlife.com
  • Annual Respect Life Collection – January 21/22, 2017
    visit: http://www.dcfl.org/collection
  • Anniversary marking the legalization of abortion in the U.S. (Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton) – January 22, 1973
    Note: Events marking the 44th Anniversary of legal abortion in the US have been transferred to different dates because of the presidential inauguration.

    • Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children – Monday, January 23 (transferred because January 22 is a Sunday)
      • Local Stand for Life – January 23
        • Mass before the Stand for Life at the Federal Court House – Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Jacksonville, FL | 10:30 AM
        • Stand for Life at the Federal Court House – Jacksonville, FL | 12 Noon – 1PM
      • Mass for Life and Rose Procession – January 23 | St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Jacksonville, FL | 7:00 PM | for questions, call Deacon Larry at 904-571-9606
      • Mass for Life at St. Mary’s in Bunnell – January 23 | St. Mary Catholic Church, 89 St Marys Pl, Bunnell, FL 32110 | 9:00 AM | for questions, call Karen at 386-437-5098
    • March for Life Young Adult Pilgrimage – January 25 -29
      visit: http://www.dcfl.org/MarchforLifeYA
    • National March for Life – January 27, 2017
    • 2nd Annual Mass for Florida Pilgrims – January 27 at 8:45am, St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill,

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February

  • World Day of the Sick – February 11

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March

  • Ash Wednesday – March 1
  • Eucharistic Congress – March 24-25, 2017 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, Jacksonville. www.FloridaEucharist.org
  • Solemnity of the Annunciation – March 25
  • Respect Life Contest Awards mailed.

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April

  • Catholic Days at the Capitol – April 4-5, 2017 – Catholics from across the state gather in Tallahassee to meet with legislators to discuss issues that are of importance to the Bishops of Florida. www.dcfl.org/catholicdaysatthecapitol.
  • Easter Sunday – April 16, 2017
  • Divine Mercy Sunday – April 23, 2017

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May

  • Mother’s Day – May 14 (Second Sunday)

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June

  • Respect Life Coordinator Commissioning and Workshop – June 3, 2017
  • Father’s Day – June 18 (Third Sunday)
  • Fortnight for Freedom – June 21-July 4, 2017

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July

  • The Joy of the Gospel in America: A National Convocation of Catholic Leaders – July 1-4, 2017
  • Fortnight for Freedom – June 21-July 4, 2017
  • NFP Awareness Week – July 23-29

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August

  • Feast of St. Augustine – August 28

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September

  • 40 Days for Life Kick Off Events – September 26, 2017
    • Jacksonville
    • Gainesville
  • Fall 40 Days for Life – September 27 – November 5, 2017 – A focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America.
    • Jacksonville | 7am – 7pm, every day  | 4131 University Blvd. S, 32216.
      The location of this campaign is A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville, 4131 University Blvd. S, 32216.
      Contact Mary Catherine Damon at cdamon@dosafl.com, or visit www.40daysforlife.com/jacksonville
    • Gainesville | 6am – 6pm, every day | 1233 NW 10th Ave. 32609
      The location of this campaign is Bread and Roses Women’s Health Center 1233 NW 10th Ave. 32609. Contact Jazmin at prayforlifenetwork@gmail.com, or visit www.40daysforlife.com/gainesville
  • International Week of Prayer and Fasting. Goals of this week of prayer and fasting are conversion of nations, an end to abortion and to build a culture of life. For more information, http://www.iwopf.org

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October

  • Respect Life Sunday – October 1
  • Life Chain Sunday – October 1

National Life Chain Sunday is October 1, 2017, from 2 – 3:30 PM, rain or shine. These peaceful, prayerful gatherings present a united stand against the abortion of America’s future. Well over 1,500 Life Chains have been built in American and Canada. Join a Life Chain near you! Visit http://lifechain.net for more location listings. 

LOCATIONS (check back for more updates)

Cedar Key, State Rd. 24 at bridge – (352)543-5000
Fernandina, State Rd. 200 & Nassauville Rd. – (904)556-1215
Flagler Beach, Hwy 100 (Moody Blvd.) at Daytona Ave. – (386)237-1201
Gainesville, NW 43rd St. & Newberry Rd. – (352)376-5405×118; *2:00 – 3:00 PM*
High Springs, Hwy. 441 near 202nd St. – (786)295-8174; *1:30 – 2:30 PM*
Jonesville, Newberry Rd. (SR26) at CR 241S near Oak Dale Baptist church – (352)222-2878; *1:00 – 2:00 PM*
McIntosh, Hwy. 441 at Avenue F – (352)246-1639; *2:00 – 3:00 PM*
Palm Coast, Belle Terre Pkwy. At Cypress Pt. Pkwy. – (734)476-3916; *2:00 – 3:00 PM*
St. Augustine, US-1 S. One mile south of Hwy. 207 – (904)540-4711; *2:00 – 3:00 PM*

Jacksonville:

Atlantic (904)318-3517, Atlantic Blvd from Monument Rd. to St. Johns Bluff; *2:00 – 3:30 PM*
Beaches (954)254-4058, 3rd Street (A1A) and Beach Blvd.; *2:00 – 3:00 PM*
International Airport (904)504-1412, Max Leggett Pkwy. &  Airport Center Rd./Duval Rd.; *3:00 – 4:00 PM*
Kernan Blvd. (904)469-3658 & (904)208-8600, St. Ephrem Syriac Catholic Church
Mandarin (904)219-2450 & (904)705-3434, Corner of Loretto Rd. & Old St. Augustine Rd.; *2:00 – 3:00 PM*
Orange Park (904)505-8899, Blanding Blvd. from Kingsley to Wells Rd.
Riverside (904)509-2703, Stockton St. at Roselle St.
Switzerland (904)714-8231, Hwy. 13 at San Juan del Rio Church; *12:00 – 2:00 PM*
West Side (904)504-1412, Commonwealth Ave. at Edgewood Ave.; *1:00 – 2:00 PM*

  • Feast of Our Lady of La Leche – October 11
  • Florida Respect Life Conference – October 20-21, 2017 | Miami, FL

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November

  • Diocesan Anniversary Celebration

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December

  • Pregnancy Resource Center and Maternity Home Directors Luncheon
  • St. Gerard Annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction – December 17 – For ticket information or sponsorship, please call: 904-829-5516.
  • National Night of Prayer for Life – Dec 8 at 9pm – Dec 9 at 1am | more info
  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 12
  • Feast of the Holy Innocents – December 28, 2017

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