Respect Life / Pro-Life
The mission of the Respect Life Office is to proclaim and defend a fundamental truth of our faith: the God-given, inviolable dignity of every person. By utilizing the resources of the universal Church, this office strives to foster the Culture of Life by means of education and prayer. Learn more through our specific apostolic works: pro-life activities, education and Project Rachel Ministry post-abortion care.
Prayer Apostolate for Life
You are invited to be part of the Prayer Apostolate for Life by joining us every Wednesday between 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pastoral Center Chapel, 5201 Bishops Blvd., Fargo. The prayer time will open with the recitation of the Rosary, followed by private meditation and close with the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 11:15 a.m. Please come to pray in solidarity for all the babies whose lives are daily threatened by abortion, for the conversion of hearts of those who are involved with abortion, for our side walk advocates and the needs of the post abortion ministries in the diocese. If you are not able to join us in person for prayer, but would like to receive prayer intentions of the apostolate, please contact Rachelle, rachelle(dot)sauvageau(at)fargodiocese.org to join the e-mail prayer list.
40 Days for Life North Dakota: Fall campaign - Sept. 28 to Nov. 6, 2016
Mark your calendars for the start of our state's 40 Days for Life North Dakota campaign! The faithful of the Fargo Diocese are encouraged to participate in the national campaign of prayer – fasting – peaceful vigil. The Fargo campaign will begin on Wed,. Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. on the sidewalk in front of the abortion facility, 512 1st Ave. No. in Fargo. For more information visit: www.40daysforlifend.com; in Fargo call (701) 356-7979 or contact the Pregnancy Help Center at (701) 284-6601 or phc(at)polarcomm(dot)com.
Walk with Christ for Life: Oct. 2, 2016
The annual diocesan Eucharistic procession, Walk with Christ for Life, will be held Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Mary, 604 Broadway, Fargo. The day’s events will begin with Holy Mass at Noon, followed by a prayerful, peaceful procession to the state’s only abortion facility. A short prayer service will be held outside the abortion facility, then those gathered will return to the Cathedral for Benediction.
Mass for God's Children: Nov. 3, 2016
Bishop Folda will offer a Mass for God's Children on Thurs., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 1420 7 St. North in Fargo, ND. This Memorial Mass for children who have died before baptism is offered for families who have lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, infant or young child death. A memorial rose and name card will be provided for families who have lost a child. If you would like to reserve a rose and name card, please complete and return the registration form by Nov. 1 to the Respect Life Office or complete the online registration form. A reception will follow. For more information contact Rachelle, (701) 356-7910 or email rachelle.sauvageau(at)fargodiocese(dot)org.
National Night of Prayer: Dec. 8-9, 2016
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is observed by a National Night of Prayer that takes place from 9 p.m., Dec. 8 to 1 a.m., Dec. 9. This is a time of prayer dedicated to the end of abortion. Parishes can offer Eucharistic Adoration during this time period in union with hundreds of other churches across our nation. Parishes are asked to register with the national office. Prayer resources can be found on the national site.
Youth Called to March for Life! Jan. 23-29, 2017
Youth in grades 9-12 from across the Diocese of Fargo are invited to participate in the 43rd annual March for Life in Washington D.C. on Jan. 27, 2017. The pilgrimage will begin in Fargo on Jan. 23 and return Jan. 29. Father Greg Haman, Parochial Vicar for St. Michael's Church, will be our spiritual director. In addition to participating in the March and the Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, youth will also travel to Emmitsburg, MD to visit the Mother Seton Shrine, and see the sights of Washington, D.C. The cost for the 7-day pilgrimage is $850 and includes air and ground travel, lodging, meals and tour fees. Registration (PDF) can be mailed in, deadline is Oct. 15. For more information, contact Rachelle at (701) 356-7910, or email rachelle.sauvageau(at)fargodiocese(dot)org
ADULT Pilgrimage to the March for Life set for Jan. 25-29, 2017
The Respect Life Office is hosting an Adult Pilgrimage to the March for Life this Jan. 25-29, 2017 in Washington D.C. Pilgrims will visit the St. John Paul II Shrine, attend the Vigil Mass for Life, participate in the March for Life on Jan. 27, and tour Washington D.C. Cost for the journey is $745 - $1370 depending on hotel occupancy, and includes air fare from Fargo to Washington D.C., ground transportation, accommodation and tour fees. Pilgrims will pay for their own meals and airline baggage fees. Registration and $500 deposit deadline is due Oct. 24. Space is limited. For more information contact Kathy at 701-356-7902 or e-mail kathy.loney(at)fargodiocese(dot)org
Good Friday Stations of the Cross at Fargo abortuary: April 14, 2017
Good Friday Stations of the Cross will be prayed at the Fargo abortuary, 512 1st Ave. North, at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 14. Please join us as we commemorate our Lord's Passion and Death and pray for those who promote and have been wounded by the abortion experience. For more information, contact Rachelle at (701) 356-7910.
"Every human life, from the moment of conception until death, is sacred because the human person has been willed for its own sake in the image and likeness of the living and holy God." - Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2319.