From January 21 to 29, the Diocese of Saginaw will celebrate “9 Days for Life.” Faithful will gather at eight designated parishes across the Diocese to pray for and raise awareness of respect for all human life.
You can participate by praying along with the livestreams, attending liturgies at designated parishes (see schedule below) and by utilizing, reading, watching and discussing the materials on this page.
The 9 Days for Life will open with the Knights of Columbus Novena for Life on January 21 at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw. The Novena for Life will then continue at seven additional designated parishes each day until the final day on January 29 at the Cathedral. The Knights of Columbus Councils from the designated parishes will lead each Novena, which may be followed by an event planned by the parish, such as Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary and more. Each parish will also livestream their events. In addition, videos and formation materials are available below.
Invitation from Bishop Robert Gruss
Schedule and Locations for Novena and more
You are invited to attend the events below in-person. Livestreams of the events will also be available. Simply click the Facebook or YouTube pages linked below at the designated times to watch. Learn how to watch livestreams from the Cathedral here.
Friday, Jan. 21 - Novena (bilingual) at 6:30 p.m. followed by Holy Hour at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, Saginaw.
*Saturday, Jan. 22 - Novena (bilingual) at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m.at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, Saginaw.
Saturday, Jan. 29 - Novena (bilingual) at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a reception at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, Saginaw.
*The Novena will take place at two locations on Jan. 22.
Booklet for Family Prayers and Activities
We invite you and your family to participate in nine days of prayers and activities using a printable booklet (linked below in English/Spanish). Inside you will find daily prayers, family activities and coloring pages.
Locally Produced Videos
Please note that some of these videos include accompanying links to helpful resources such as reflection questions, scripture, catechism and more.
Advisory for parents/guardians and educators- The following videos contain mature subject matter which may not be appropriate for all audiences. We encourage you to review before sharing.
- Defining Pro-Life
- The Greatest Injustice of Our Generation
- Suicide and Respecting Life
- Taking care of the Earth and Ourselves
- Respecting Body and Soul
- Living with Suffering
- Respect for the Person Regarding Racism
- War and Peace