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Pro-Life Ministry

St. Anthony of Padua
8891 Montcalm Street
Vancouver, BC V6P 4R4

What can we do to stop 42 million murders? 

Let‘s start with our public witness during 40 Days for Life, which takes place every Lent.  Our parish begins its participation the day after Ash Wednesday, and for several days after.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Pro-life Ministry or would like to get involved, please  email us.  We would love to hear from you!

 Please visit this page again for updates on our additional activities this Lent.


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Litany for Life
Stations of the Cross
Joyful Mystery

Sorrowful Mystery
Glorious Mystery
Luminous Mystery


Day of Preparation: For God’s blessing upon all participating in the coming 40 Days for Life campaign.

Day 1: That we may use these 40 Days for Life to plead for God’s mercy and grace upon all those involved in the sin of abortion.

Day 2: Let us pray that pastors may not be distracted from the priority of caring for human lives.

Day 3: We pray for God’s gift of strength as we strive to protect human life during 40 Days for Life.

Day 4: May the mystery of the incarnation increase our zeal for defending life.

Day 5: May the truth of the final judgment shape our thoughts, priorities, and choices here on earth.

Day 6 : That knowing the shortness of life, all may value it more deeply.

Day 7: May we have a heart and a zeal to save the poor and release the oppressed. 

Day 8: May the spirit and example of the Good Samaritan fill the hearts and minds of all our citizens.

Day 9 : May we grow in joy, knowing we serve a living God.

Day 10: Pray for your local pregnancy help center. ©2021 — 40 Days for Life

Day 11 : Pray that when those representing Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups see volunteers for 40 Days for Life, they see ambassadors of Christ, and may each volunteer be consciously aware at all times we represent Him.

Day 12: May the King of the Universe, who entered this world as a helpless infant, give us the humility to be healed.

Day 13: For all fathers who are terrified of being fathers

Day 14: Pray that the abortionists and all workers in abortion facilities would be troubled in their souls regarding their work and would seek truth.

Day 15: May God’s people awaken to the fact that we are our brothers’ keepers.

Day 16: Pray for the mothers going into pregnancy help centers.

Day 17: May all understand more deeply that the pro-life message is rooted in the two basic truths of life: 1) There is a God; 2) He isn’t me

Day 18: We pray for a flowering of the joy of parenthood.

Day 19: We pray for a renewal of our zeal to offer generous help to the unborn and their families.

Day 20: That we may realize the generational impact of abortion.

Day 21: Pray that we each will daily put on the full armor of God, so that we are strong in the Lord and the power of His might.  

Day 22: May those who hold life as trivial realize that we live because God wills it so.

Day 23: We pray for the strength to love those who do not love us.

Day 24: Pray that God will continue to bless the efforts that have gone into the 40 Days for Life campaign, as we trust Him for the results.

Day 25: We pray for the conversion of all those who refuse to acknowledge that human life belongs only to God.

Day 26: Pray that those who have forgotten their purpose may discover it in God and therefore have the courage to choose life.

Day 27: We pray for humility in our work for God’s Kingdom.

Day 28: We pray for the conversion of abortionists and all abortion advocates.

Day 29: Praise God for His compassion in pardoning our sins and forgiving our transgressions. Give praise that He delights in showing mercy.

Day 30: That those tempted to abort may understand that their child is already present, and already a real person.

Day 31: For the medical community, that the truth they know about the human body may become awe and wonder at the God who made it.

Day 32: As we pray for the end of abortion, let us pray for the expansion of the pregnancy help center movement worldwide. 

 Day 33: May we absorb the truth that God is paying attention to us, and to each human life, personally and individually.

Day 34: May we come to know that divine life, in relationship, creates human life.

Day 35: Pray for post-abortive women who cannot forgive themselves; may they understand that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Day 36: We pray for the gift of openness to children.

Day 37: Pray that we will each submit ourselves this day as a living sacrifice to God, giving all that we have in us for those being sacrificed on the altar of convenience.

Day 38: Pray that those standing in peaceful vigil will extend mercy and grace to others as they remember that Christ did not treat us as our sins deserve.

Day 39: Pray that volunteers will replace exhaustion or discouragement with rejoicing over the miracles we have seen thus far, and enthusiastic service as God takes us on to victory!

Day 40: Let us keep our eyes fixed on the New Jerusalem, where death will be no more.

Day 41/ April 3: Pray that the witness of 40 Days for Life bears abundant fruit, and that we begin again each day to storm the gates of hell until God welcomes us into the gates of heaven.

Pray with us during 40 Days for Life

This year, St. Anthony’s will cover the following dates from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

  • Thursday, Feb. 15
  • Friday, Feb. 16
  • Saturday, Feb. 17
  • Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Thursday, Feb. 22
  • Friday, Feb. 23
  • Saturday, Feb. 24
  • Sunday, Feb. 25

Location:  Willow St. & West 32nd Ave. near BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver

Sign-up for any of the above dates here.