40 Days for Life Begins Ash Wednesday


40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that will take place throughout the Archdiocese of New York beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 2, and concluding Palm Sunday, April 10. It consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion. More than 20,000 unborn children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns, according to its organizers. To learn more about the 40 Days for Life campaign, visit  www.40daysforlife.com  

For information about participating in the 40 Days for Life campaigns in the archdiocese, contact the following leaders:

Bronx (Eastchester Road): Cecile, (347) 697-7589; 40Days.Bronx@gmail.com

South Bronx: Cecile, (347) 697-7589; 40Days.Bronx2@gmail.com

Goshen:  Cyrille Velasco, (917) 991-6147; Goshen40DaysforLife@gmail.com

Manhattan (Bleecker Street): Laurie, 40days.manhattan@gmail.com

Midtown (42nd Street): Laurie, 40days.manhattan@gmail.com

Newburgh: Wendy Wood, (845) 820-4366; newburgh40daysforlife@gmail.com

Spring Valley: Eileen Peterson, (845) 492-6709; Rachelminister1@aol.com

Staten Island: Deborah Sucich, (929) 218-6502; 40dayssi@gmail.com

White Plains: Lucy, (914) 776-4135; 40DFL.WP@gmail.com  

Opening Events: 


Kickoff Rally (English), Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m., Van Nest Assembly of God Church,  755 Rhinelander Ave. (Parking available)

Opening Mass (Spanish), Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m.,  St. Anselm Church, 685 Tinton Ave.


Kickoff Mass, Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m., St. Brigid's Church, 123 Avenue B.  Mardi- Gras/Shrove Tuesday pancake party to follow. 

White Plains

Kickoff rally, Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary School, 201 Boulevard, Scarsdale