40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and peaceful all-day vigils in front of abortion businesses.
In the Diocese of Rockville Centre, vigils will be held at Planned Parenthood centers in Smithtown and Hempstead.
On Saturday, February 22nd, a kick-off Mass was celebrated at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, 8 Richardson Place, Hempstead, at 9 a.m. Following Mass there will be a pro-life talk by Robert and Kristi Koller and a Pro Bikers for Life video presentation.
During the 40 days of Lent, vigil hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 540 Fulton Ave, Hempstead. For more information or to sign up for vigil hours contact: Hempstead40days@aol.com or visit 40daysforlife.com/Hempstead
On Sunday, February 23rd a kick-off Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, 280 East Main Street, Smithtown, at 5 p.m., followed by fellowship in Canning Hall.
Vigil hours during Lent will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Planned Parenthood, 70 Maple Avenue, Smithtown. For more information or to sign up for vigil hours contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit 40daysforlife.com/Smithtown