FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2021
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN’S MASS FOR LIFE KICKS OFF NOVENA
TO PRAY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN LIFE
The Diocese of Brooklyn is honoring the sacredness of human life by holding an opening Mass for Life on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The Mass will kick off the Diocese’s 9 Days for Life Novena, which will provide daily reflections and opportunities for prayer and actions to promote the respect of all human life.
“Every year, Diocese of Brooklyn parishioners attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. to pray for an end to the tragedy of abortion. This year due to the pandemic, the March for Life is virtual so attendance was not possible. But here in our Diocese, we can pray in communion for the protection of all human life, either at one of our Masses or through this year’s special Novena,” said Rev. Joseph Gibino, Vicar for Evangelization and Catechesis.
9 Days for Life is sponsored by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishop’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities and began in 2013. To participate in the Novena go to https://www.usccb.org/
Thursday’s Mass will be broadcast live on NET-TV, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable channel. NET-TV, New York’s Catholic Station, can be seen on Channel 97 on Spectrum, Channel 30 on Optimum, and on Channel 548 on Verizon by Fios.
The closing Mass for Life will be held next week on Friday, January 29 at 7:30 pm at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn.