Human Life & Dignity

Furthers pro-life causes through education, prayer and legislation’s.  Please contact Kaylee and Matt Kuhlman at 270-313-7925 or with any questions.



Friday, January 22, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM

U.S Federal Courthouse, 300 N Hogan Street

Downtown Jacksonville

Across from Hemming Park


For more information please call 904-318-3517 or visit


This is a legal and peaceful witness to the sanctity of life.

The National Prayer Vigil for Life is an all-night pro-life prayer vigil held on the eve of the March for Life each January. Over 20,000 pilgrims from across the nation pray through the night for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life. It is held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

The vigil schedule includes the Opening Mass celebrated in the Great Upper Church. Prayer continues throughout the night with the National Rosary for Life, Night Prayer and Holy Hours for Life. The following morning, the prayer vigil concludes with Morning Prayer, Benediction and the Closing Mass the next morning.

The National Prayer Vigil for Life is one small part of the Church’s “great prayer for life.” It is sponsored by the USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and The Catholic University of America Office of Campus Ministry.

A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.

—Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – January 28–29, 2021

Important: For the evening Vigil program on January 28, the Basilica will be closed to the public.

All prayer events for both days will be televised by EWTN.

Thursday, January 28, 2021
8:00-8:30PM—Rosary for Life
8:30-9:45PM—Opening Mass Principal Celebrant & Holilist: Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Chairman, USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities
9:45-11:00PM—Holy Hour for Life

Friday, January 29, 2021
8:00-9:00AM Closing Mass—Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore

Organizers announced that the 2021 March for Life will take place virtually. The decision was made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of unrest in the nation’s capital. The march will still happen, but in-person attendance will be confined to a small number of pro-life leaders who will represent the movement.  Participants will be able to follow the march and participate virtually on its website:

In a Jan. 15 statement announcing the decision, Jeanne Mancini, the president of the March for Life, said, “The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March for Life.”

“In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different,” Mancini said. “The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually.”


Ministry Meeting: Saturday, January 30 at 10:00AM in the Family Life Center

ALL are welcome to join the Committee for Human Life & Dignity (formerly known as Respect Life Ministry)! We would like to have more parishioners’ input on how we can create an atmosphere of respecting life throughout our parish and community in 2021. Bring ideas of events you would like us to participate in or host this year.

Contact Kaylee and Matt Kuhlman at 270-313-7925 or with any questions.