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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.  

Prayer Sites in the Archdiocese


St. Helena     

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


Regina Coeli, Hyde Park      

Dec. 8th, Exposition 9:00am until 7:00pm

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, LaGrangeville       

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

St. Martin de Porres, Poughkeepsie



Church of Notre Dame




St. John the Evangelist, Goshen                               


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

Dec. 8th, Exposition 5:30pm until 6:30pm (in the Chapel)


Our Lady of Loretto, Cold Spring

Dec. 8th, Exposition 9:00pm until 11:00pm


Immaculate Conception, Stony Point

Dec. 8th, Exposition 7:30pm until 9:30pm

St. Francis of Assisi, West Nyack



Assumption Church, Peekskill       

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

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Yonkers   

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

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak       


St. Patrick’s, Yorktown Heights    


St. Columbanus, Cortlandt Manor         


St. John Bosco Parish, Port Chester             


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.   

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. 

We want to help you advertise your National Night of Prayer for Life event. Contact: [email protected]

Download a sample prayer program below:

Click here to download English Prayer Booklet Word Document

Click here to download English Prayer Booklet PDF

Click here to view Spanish Prayer Booklet Word Document

Click here to download Spanish Prayer Booklet PDF