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Parramatta answers Pope's call for unborn child vigil


Vigil for Nascent Human Life News Story

The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta has answered Pope Benedict XVI's call for a worldwide vigil for the unborn child with a vigil to be held in St Patrick's Cathedral on Saturday 27 November.

Catholic News Service reports that the Holy Father has called for the worldwide Vigil for Nascent Human Life on the eve of the first Sunday of Advent in order to pray for the unborn and their parents, for an end to abortion and research that destroys embryos, and recognition of the dignity of every human life.

"The season of preparation for Christmas is an appropriate time for invoking divine protection over every human being called into existence and for thanking God for the gift of life we received from our parents," Pope Benedict XVI said.

Read full report at Catholic News Service

Vigil for Nascent Human Life at St Patrick's Cathedral

The vigil at St Patrick's Cathedral begins with Vespers, Sermons and Benediction at 7.30pm, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8.15pm to 10pm, in reparation for sins against the sanctity of life.

All Parishes, life groups and friends are most welcome to join The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, in this important moment of prayer.

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