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Pro-Life Group

St. James Respects Life

To receive e-mail updates on pro-life activities in and around St. James parish, please send an email.

Our pro-life ministry conducts fundraisers to support pro-life causes, including a yearly Christmas greens sale to support the local crisis pregnancy center (A Woman's Choice), prays in front of the two abortion facilities in our parish, and organizes the March for Life bus trip, Life Chain, and the 40 Days for Life campaign. The ministry sometimes organizes rosary processions from St. James to one of the local abortion facilities.

Latest News from the Pro-Life Ministry

Life Chain Event To Be Held on October 7
Join your fellow parishioners at the annual Life Chain event on Sunday, October 7 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, on the corner of Broad Street (Route 7) and Spring Street. The Pro-Life Ministry will provide positive pro-life signs for display to passing motorists, and will lead attendees in prayers aimed at changing hearts and minds on the issue of abortion. This Life Chain event will, peacefully and prayerfully, be taking place in 1,548 cities and towns across the United States and Canada. October 7 is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, so be sure to bring your Rosaries and your family to this important event. If you have any questions, please contact pro-life coordinator Richard Hunter at 703-241-1424, or by clicking here.

We Help Through Prayer

Did you know that it has been reported that “no shows” go up by as much as 70% when people are praying in front of an abortion facility?

Happening Now

There are ongoing opportunities for prayer and sidewalk counseling each weekday morning (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM) at the Falls Church Health Center, 900 South Washington Street. St. James parish covers Wednesdays, but come any day that is convenient for you. Please consider spending an hour in prayer. Short on time? Drop by for any amount of time you can.

On September 25 at 7:00pm we will kick-off the upcoming "40 Days for Life" campaign with a candlelight vigil in front of the Falls Church Health Center, 900 South Washington St.

Coming Soon

The fall 40 Days for Life campaign will take place September 26 - November 4, 2018. For 40 days and nights, people of faith and conscience will stand in constant, peaceful vigil outside hundreds of abortion facilities to the single most important thing we can do: PRAY! During the Lent 2018 campaign, 645 lives were saved from abortion, seven abortion workers quit their jobs, and six facilities closed.

Every Week

NOVA for Life is encouraging everyone to participate in a resolution to spend an hour in adoration and pray the rosary in silence before the Blessed Sacrament in intercessory prayer for an end to abortion, for the protection of the lives of the unborn and for the conversion of all those involved especially within our Diocese.

Every Month

First Saturday Rosary at 10:30 AM at the Falls Church abortion facility: 900 S. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. The rosary will be prayed each first Saturday through September.

There is a Holy Hour the second Tuesday of every month 7:30-8:30 PM to pray for the healing of our culture and for those who hold the secret sorrow of abortion deep within their hearts – that grace will break through. The next Holy Hour is August 14 at St. Mary of Sorrows (Fairfax Station Road and Route 123, Fairfax, VA 22039) and will be followed by a barbecue.

Third Saturday Rosary at 9:00 AMat Landmark Towers, the busiest abortion center in the diocese: 101 S Whiting Street, Alexandria, VA 22304. The rosary follows 8:00 AM Mass at Queen of Apostles, 4401 Sano St, Alexandria, VA 22304.

You may join prayer novenas through Priests for Life at ( any time.

We Help Through Action

The St. James Pro-Life Committee meets for action planning on first Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Knecht Conference Room.

Save the date! August 25: Respect Life Leadership Conference from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Lakeridge.

Did You Know?

Every year, approximately 56 million people die in the world … from all causes. In addition to those 56 million, another 56 million die from abortion worldwide. (World Health Organization)

Preborn Baby Facts

At week 32, a pre-born weights about five pounds and is about 18 inches long. The baby's nervous system and lungs are continuing to develop rapidly.