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Sign up to answer the U.S. Bishops' Call to Prayer
Mary, please pray for unexpectedly pregnant teenage parents. May God strengthen them & provide for their needs.
Learn more about the Friday Fast.
The U.S. bishops invite the faithful to join a movement of prayer, penance, and sacrifice for the sake of renewing a culture of
life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country. The well-being of society requires that life, marriage, and religious liberty are promoted and protected. Serious threats to each of these goods have raised unprecedented challenges to the Church and the nation, such as the HHS Mandate and trends toward redefining marriage.
Chairman, USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities
It is a great blessing to be joined in prayer with thousands of Catholics nationwide. The Call to Prayer is a reminder for all of us that we rely on God for everything; it is an invitation to grow in faith and love as we pray and fast together for the protection of life, marriage and religious liberty. Everyone can make a difference for the good of the Church and society through participation in this important campaign. Please join me and so many others in holding up the power of prayer.
I think most people are genuinely interested in helping others. But for many of us, the desire to serve is often left unfulfilled. The circumstances of our lives can limit how and where we can help others. For me, the Call to Prayer is a beautiful initiative that empowers us to act on our innate desire to serve--by praying for something that we believe in--and this is a powerful reminder that loving and serving our neighbor starts by simply asking God for help.
Being a married couple, my husband Matt and I participate in the mystical body of Christ in a beautiful way. As we live our vocation and see the challenges facing marriage, we have come to recognize the great need for married couples to stand up for the truth of the Church's teaching on marriage and to participate together in praying for marriage. Please join us in this incredible journey by joining the Call to Prayer!
All the Catholic faithful throughout the entire country are encouraged the participate, both as individuals and as communities of faith!
Here are some ways to get involved:
Pledge to Fast: Join thousands of Catholics across the country who have pledged to fast and abstain from meat on Fridays for the intention of the protection of life, marriage, and religious liberty. (Pledge cards)
Host or attend a Eucharistic Holy Hour for Life, Marriage and Liberty (en español) on the last Sunday of each month. (Video: Adoration)
Pray a daily Rosary.
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