40 Days for Life

Parish Guidelines
40 Days for Life Campaign
An Opportunity for Life
September 25 – November 3, 2013

Following is a brief overview of how the campaign will be organized in the Archdiocese. The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford is organizing the campaign; Mary Lou Peters is Director of the campaign. Further information and organizational details will be distributed to parish leaders of the campaign.

  • Archbishop Henry J. Mansell has approved the 40 Days for Life campaign in the Archdiocese of Hartford.

  • The campaign consists of:

  • 24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration in parishes (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.) AND
    12 hours of prayerful vigil at the Hartford GYN Center (abortion clinic) (6:00 a.m. –  6:00 p.m.).
    Alternative hours are permissible to meet parish needs. See Calendar for Vigil days/times.
    It is important for each parish to participate in Adoration and Vigil.

  • All vigils are prayerful, peaceful and respectful.

  • This campaign is copyrighted; therefore rules and regulations concerning respectful behavior must be followed.

  • It will not be the pastors’ responsibility to organize the campaign.

  • Each parish will register with the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Ministry for a particular date (or dates) on which to hold adoration and vigil.

  • Each parish will have a leader to coordinate the schedule of those participating in adoration and clinic vigil.

  • If security is a concern, suggestions to avoid risk will be offered.

The 40 Days for Life campaign is now international and continues to grow. Please join us and others in this historic campaign to end abortion. 

For further information, please call Mary Lou Peters at 203.745.7300 or the Pro-Life office at 203.639.0833; email

Tom Dwyer, Vigil Coordinator at  Contact Tom to schedule your day for prayer at the abortion clinic.

Steve Krok, Outreach Coordinator at  Contact Steve for information on how to encourage prayer participation at the abortion clinic, for sign purchases, ideas of encouraging participation in the campaign.

St. Peter Church Parking Permit for the 40 Days for Life Details


40 Days for Life Campaigns
since 2007 

During these unified efforts, participants witnessed countless blessings from God:

  • More than 16,000 church congregations have participated in the 40 Days for Life campaigns

  • Reports document 7,536 babies’ lives spared from abortion — and those are just the ones we know about

  • 83 abortion workers have quit their jobs and walked away from the abortion industry

  • 40 abortion facilities completely shut down following local 40 Days for Life campaigns

  • Hundreds of women and men have been spared from the tragic effects of abortion, including a lifetime of regrets

  • Many people with past abortion experiences have stepped forward to begin post-abortion healing and recovery

  • And, 62 babies saved in the Hartford campaign
Pro-Life Ministry • Archdiocese of Hartford
271 Finch Avenue • Meriden, CT 06451 • 203-639-0833
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