On Sunday, January 13, the Knights of Columbus, Father Rosensteel Council, will hold its 21st annual Pro-Life Kickoff Rally at the Council Hall on Rosensteel Avenue in Silver Spring. This begins at 5:15p. There is a free spaghetti and meatball dinner, and the event’s keynote speaker at Jeanne F. Monahan, president of March for Life. For more information, call C. Michael Koon at 301-922-9101.
On Thursday, January 24, the annual National Prayer Vigil for Life will begin at 6:30p at the Basilicat of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Sean Cardinal O’Malley of Boston.
Following the Mass, there will be a Rosary for Life at 10p and Compline at 11p. Confessions will be heard all day, from 9:30a until midnight. There will be Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Holy Hours every hour of the night until 6a.
On Friday, there will Morning Prayer, Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:30a.
A Solemn Mass for Life will be celebrated at 7:30a, with Bishop Kevin Farrell as the principal celebrant and homilist.
Also on Friday, the third annual Adult and Family Mass and Rally for Life will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral. The rally will begin at 9a and feature Vicki Thorn, the foundress of Project Rachel. Bishop Francisco Gonzalez will celebrate Mass at 10a. If you are interested in attending, you must register at http://www.2013adultrally.eventbrite.com.