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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.

Next Campaign: Sept. 22 – Oct. 31

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 22 and concluding October 31. 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 18,000 unborn children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns.  To learn more about the 40 Days for Life campaign, visit:

Opening Events

1. Staten Island:

  • Sunday, September 12th
  • 12 pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Byrne followed by gathering in the Community Center.
  • St. Christopher-St. Margaret Mary Church, 130 Midland Ave, 10306


  • Wednesday, September 15th
  • 5pm Holy Hour
  • 6pm Mass with Bishop Byrne followed by a prayerful witness at Planned Parenthood.
  • Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral 261 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012
  • No social.

3. Newburgh:

  • Sunday, September 19th
  • 5pm (meet in the parking lot of the church, same strip mall as Planned Parenthood)
  • One Accord Christian Church, 88 Lake Street, Newburgh


  • Wednesday, September 22nd
  • 10 am (meet on the grassy area of Coates Dr)
  • Goshen Planned Parenthood 7 Coates Dr, Goshen, NY

5. Spring Valley:

  • Wednesday, September 22nd
  • 3pm Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet led by Fr. Frank Samoylo
  • Planned Parenthood 25 Perlman Drive, Spring Valley, NY

6. White Plains: 

  • Saturday, September 25th 
  • 11 am -12 pm Rally 
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School 201 Boulevard, Scarsdale, NY 10583

7. Poughkeepsie:

  • Sunday, September 26th 
  • Life Chain 3pm -4:30 pm
  • Gather on Church Street, Poughkeepsie, between Market & Academy Streets.
  • Signs will be provided.


Sidewalk Counseling Support

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Find a Vigil Site Near You

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


1. Eastchester Campaign

Sign-up for hours here!

2. South Bronx Campaign

Sign-up for hours here! 

  • Planned Parenthood
  • 7 Coates Dr. Suite 4, Goshen, NY
  • Contact: Veronica Murphy-DeWitt (845) 551-8560;

Sign-up for hours here!


1. Bleecker Street Campaign

Sign-up for hours here!

2. 42nd Street Campaign

Sign-up for hours here!

  • Planned Parenthood
  • 17 Noxon St, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Contact: Maureen Haege (845) 853-6529;

Sign-up for hours here!

White Plains
  • Planned Parenthood
  • 175 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY (Public right-of-way outside)
  • Contact: Lucy; (914) 776-4135,

Sign-up for hours here!


Sign-up for hours here!

Spring Valley
  • Planned Parenthood
  • 25 Perlman Drive, Spring Valley, NY (Public right-of-way outside)
  • Contact: Eileen Peterson (845) 492-6709;

Sign-up for hours here! 

Staten Island
  • Staten Island University Hospital North.
  • 475 Seaview Ave Staten Island, NY 10305
  •  Contact: Deborah Sucich,  (929) 218-6502

Sign-up for hours here!

Why should you get involved?

Watch this video to find out!