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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

Upcoming Events
November 24-25: The Pro-Life Committee will be selling Christmas wreaths, and Advent candles and wreaths to benefit A Woman's Choice crisis pregnancy center. Hurry, things sell out quickly!

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.

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 next rosary will be said on December 1.

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 November 13 at St. Mary of Sorrows (Fairfax Station Road and Route 123, Fairfax).

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

You may join prayer novenas through Priests for Life at (www.priestsforlife.org) 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. Our next meeting is December 6.

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 36, a preborn baby is almost done growing inside his or her mother’s womb and is ready to be born! If the baby was born he or she would be big enough to be called “early-term” instead of “pre-term.”