40 Days for Life Campaign Underway

Participants in the 2016 40 Days for Life Parish and KC Vigil

Holy Cross Parish will participate in the 40 Days for Life campaign, which run from Wednesday, September 27 to Sunday, November 5.

Highlights of the campaign include:

Kick off Rally Sunday, September 24, 7:00 pm Bank & Sparks St.
Mid-Point Rally Sunday, October 5, 7:00 pm Bank & Sparks St.
Closing Rally November 5, 7:00 pm Bank & Sparks St.

Parish and Knights of Columbus Vigil Site Day:

Parishioners will gather on Wednesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Vigil site, across the street from 65 Bank Street. 

To sign-up for other Vigil and Proclamation of the Word time slots contact Warner Besserer, Parish & Knights of Columbus Pro-life Rep. at (613) 323-1665 or email at marilynwarnerb@live.com, OR go to the Ottawa 40 Days for Life website at: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/ottawa/. NB: When the white box pops up, close it and refer to the information in the right hand column.

Parking and Bus Information

  • Underground parking is available near the Vigil site at 240 Sparks Street. It is accessed from the Queen Street side of the building. Parking is pay-for on weekdays, but is free on weekends (Saturday 8 am to 11 pm and Sunday 11 am to 11 pm)
  • Street parking in the area is pay-for on weekdays but is free on weekends.
  • Free Parking at St Patrick's Adult High School – 290 Nepean St. (across from St. Patrick's Basilica) at all times. During weekdays, when school is in, please let the school office know that you are parked there so they do not ticket your vehicle.
  • Many OC Transpo buses stop within a block or two of the Vigil site. Buses are free on Wednesdays for those 65 +. Check the OC Transpo website: octranspo.com, to help plan your bus route, departure, and arrival times.

Vigil Guidelines and the Statement of Peace are available in the attached PDF file.

International 40 Days for Life Campaign

40 Days for Life is an International Campaign to end abortion by prayer, fasting and prayerful vigil outside abortion facilities around the world. Since the first coordinated campaign in 2007, this movement, with God’s help, has produced extraordinary results – more than 750,000 individual participants, and 13,305 lives saved.

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