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40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

The Archdiocese of New York is blessed to have several 40 Days for Life campaigns at local abortion clinics throughout the archdiocese. 

What is 40 Days for Life?

Prayer is vital in bringing about an end to abortion. With thousands of campaigns happening around the world, people unite in concentrating their prayer and fasting to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion. During the 40 days, there is peaceful witness at a local abortion provider. Participants are encouraged to sign up for however much time they can commit to prayerful activism.

Each campaign has a page within the 40 Days for Life website, and the New York Campaigns can be found there as well. 

For more information visit 40 Days for Life.

Fall Campaign: Sept. 23rd-Nov. 1st

Your prayers are needed. Prayerful presence outside of abortion clinics is truly essential. Your prayers offer hope to women in crisis and save the lives of the vulnerable unborn. 40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that will take place throughout our Archdiocese starting on September 23 and concluding November 1. 40 Days for Life is a peaceful initiative consisting of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion. More than 17,000 unborn children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns.  To learn more about the 40 Days for Life campaign, visit:

Kickoff Events
40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally
Saturday, September 19th
Van Nest Assembly of God Church
755 Rhinelander Ave, Bronx
Join for Praise & Worship and to be informed and equipped to make a difference for women in crisis pregnancies and their unborn children at this important time.
40 Days for Life Bilingual Opening Mass 
Wednesday, September 23rd
St. Anselm’s Church
685 Tinton Avenue, Bronx
For more information, contact Thomas: 347-316-3728,
40 Days for Life Opening Event
Friday, Sept. 18th
The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
263 Mulberry St.
5:00pm – Eucharistic Adoration
6:00pm – Mass (Fr. Fidelis, CFR, celebrant)
6:30pm – Cookies to go
* Social distancing and masks at all times *
40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally
Tuesday, Sept. 22nd 
We will be meeting in the church parking lot of Sacred Heart Church, 301 Ann Street in Newburgh. Hope to see you there!
Spring Valley
40 Days for Life Opening
Wednesday, September 23rd 
Join for the opening of the 27th 40 Days for Life in Spring Valley! The vigil site will open at 3:00pm, the Hour of Divine Mercy.
For more info contact: Eileen Peterson (845) 492-6709;
Staten Island
40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally & Mass
Saturday, September 26th   
Optional 9 AM Mass at St. Christopher with materials/gathering in the Community Center after Mass until 10:10 AM. RALLY takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at Staten Island University Hospital North. We will all gather together for prayer and talk.
For more info contact: Deborah Sucich, 917-636-2134,
White Plains
40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally
Sunday, September 20th
Ridgeway Alliance Church
465 Ridgeway, White Plains
For more information visit:

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Find a Vigil Site Near You

Here is a listing of the locations and contact information for the seven vigil sites in the Archdiocese.


1. Eastchester Campaign


2. South Bronx Campaign

White Plains
  • Planned Parenthood
  • 175 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY (Public right-of-way outside)
  • Contact: Donna Paolucci, 347-491-1909;
  • Planned Parenthood
  • 136 Lake Street #11, Newburgh, NY (Public right-of-way outside)
  • Contact: Wendy Wood (845) 820-4366; 
Spring Valley
  • Planned Parenthood
  • 25 Perlman Drive, Spring Valley, NY (Public right-of-way outside)
  • Contact: Eileen Peterson (845) 492-6709;
Staten Island
  • Staten Island University Hospital North.
  • 475 Seaview Ave Staten Island, NY 10305
  •  Contact: Deborah Sucich, (917) 636-2134

Why should you get involved?

Watch this video to find out!