Join thousands of Pro-Life supporters for the National Prayer Vigil For Life.
The livestream begins on January 23 at 5:30 p.m. ET.
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Light a Candle for the Unborn

It is estimated that in the United States each year, over 600,000 children die from abortion.

For each and every one of those children whose lives were lost, the National Shrine invites you to light a candle.  Each candle that is lit will represent the life of an unborn child who was not given a chance to live, but whose soul we commend to God to live with Him forever in Heaven.

Candles will be lit at the National Shrine on Sunday, February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as Candlemas.

Thank you for your generous and prayerful support of the unborn!

Light a Candle 
Light a candle for the unborn

National Prayer Vigil for Life Schedule

Schedule of events - January 23-24, 2020
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Confessions 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our Lady of Hostyn Chapel, Crypt Church
(lower level left)

Chaplet of Divine Mercy 5:00 - 5:15 pm
Great Upper Church

Opening Mass 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Great Upper Church
Principal Celebrant & Homilist:
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman,
USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities

National Rosary for Life 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Crypt Church (lower level)

Confessions 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Our Lady of Hostyn Chapel, Crypt Church

Night Prayer (Byzantine Rite) 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Crypt Church
Celebrant: Most Reverend Kurt R. Burnette, J.C.L., D.D.,
Bishop of the Eparchy of Passaic
Homilist: Most Reverend Joseph H. Kopacz, PhD,
Bishop of the Diocese of Jackson
Responses by: The Slava Men’s Chorus and by Cantors of
Epiphany of our Lord Church, Annandale, VA

Eucharistic Adoration 10:00 pm - 6:00 am
Crypt Church
Watch Live

Holy Hours for Life 11:00 pm
Crypt Church Led by pro-Life seminarians from across the country

Friday, January 24, 2020

Holy Hours for Life 12:00 – 6:00 am
Crypt Church
Led by pro-Life seminarians from across the country

Adoration 6:00 am
Crypt Church
Dominican House of Studies: Priory of the Immaculate Conception

Morning Prayer, Benediction, Reposition 6:30 am
Crypt Church
Dominican House of Studies: Priory of the Immaculate Conception

Closing Mass 7:30 am
Great Upper Church
Principal Celebrant & Homilist:
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio
Archdiocese for the Military Services

The National Prayer Vigil for Life is co-sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Catholic University of America

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast
Washington, D.C. 20017
202.526.8300