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National Night of Prayer for Life

The Annual National Night of Prayer for Life begins 9:00PM Dec. 8th to 1:00AM Dec. 9th. During the Hour of Unity, 12 AM – 1 AM EST, we will be united with churches across the country in prayer.  

We ask each parish to join in praying on this holy occasion. 

We understand that not every parish is equipped to host prayer during those late hours, thus you may modify your prayer schedule to be united in prayer at a time that works best for your parish that evening. 

Download a sample prayer program below:

A Brief History 

It was on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (then celebrated on Dec 9) that Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the unborn and of the Americas, first appeared to St. Juan Diego. The National Night of Prayer for Life bridges these two feasts to honor Our Blessed Mother and to pray for the Lord’s mercy and restore life, liberty, faith and peace.   

More than 20 Parishes in the Archdiocese of New York  hosted a National Night of Prayer for Life

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Prayer Sites in the Archdiocese


St. Barnabas 

Dec 8th Exposition 8:00pm until Midnight

St. Helena     

Dec. 8th  Exposition 1:00pm until 4:00pm

Holy Rosary  

Dec. 8th-9th  Exposition 9:00pm until 1:00am

St. Lucy       

Dec. 8th  6pm Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish)

Dec. 9th, Exposition 9:00am until 12:00pm

Holy Cross                                                                             

Dec. 8th-9th, Exposition 8:00pm until Midnight

St. Thomas Aquinas             

Dec. 8th-9th, Mass at 6pm followed by Exposition with Rosary until 1:00am


Regina Coeli, Hyde Park      

Dec. 8th, Exposition after 7:30pm Mass until Midnight

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, LaGrangeville       

Dec. 8th, Exposition from 8:00pm until 11:00pm

St. Martin de Porres, Poughkeepsie

Dec. 8th, Mass at 7:00pm followed by Exposition until Midnight.


Church of Notre Dame

Dec. 8th, Mass at 5:30pm followed by Exposition until 9:00pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel                       

Dec. 8th, Exposition 6:45pm until 7:45pm


St. John the Evangelist, Goshen                               

Dec. 8th, Exposition 8:00pm until 11:00pm

Immaculate Conception/St. Mary’s Church, Port Jervis  

Dec. 8th, Exposition 9:00pm until 10:00pm


 St. Lawrence O’Toole, Brewster          

Dec. 8th-9th, Exposition through the night from 7:30pm until 8:30am (in main Church)


St. Francis Xavier, Narrowsburg          

Dec 8th , Holy Hour from 6:00pm-7:00pm followed by Mass


St. Francis of Assisi, West Nyack

Dec. 8th, Mass at 7:30pm followed by Exposition until 9:00pm.


St. Joseph, New Paltz

Dec. 8th, Mass at 7:00pm followed by Exposition until 10:00pm.



Assumption Church, Peekskill       

Dec. 8th, Exposition 9:00pm until Midnight

St. Ann’s, Yonkers

Dec. 8th, 7pm Mass followed by Holy Hour for Life

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Yonkers   

Dec. 8th-9th, Exposition following 7:30 pm Mass until 1:00am

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak       

Dec. 7th, Exposition 6:30 pm until 10:30pm

St. Patrick’s, Yorktown Heights    

Dec. 8th, Exposition from 3:00 pm until 6:00pm and 8:30 pm until 10:00 pm

St. Columbanus, Cortlandt Manor         

Dec. 8th-9th, Exposition 9:00pm until 1:00am

St. John Bosco Parish, Port Chester             

Dec 8th-9th, Mass at 7:30pm (Spanish) followed by Exposition until 1:00am