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Novena Prayer for the defeat of Senate Bill 24 – Starting August 3 to 11
August 3, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Archbishop Calls for Novena for Life, Aug 3-11
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone invites all Catholics and all concerned people to join in a Novena (nine days of prayer) to ask the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe–patroness of unborn children–to defeat California State Senate Bill 24 (SB 24).
The nine days of prayer begin on August 3. On Sunday, August 11, the Archbishop will celebrate Mass at 9:00 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption to conclude the Novena. The Archbishop urges Californians not only to pray but also to contact their lawmakers to express their opposition to SB 24. Time is short. The bill has passed the state Senate, has been approved by all state Assembly committees and awaits a floor vote when the State Legislature, currently in recess, reconvenes on Monday, August 12.
SB 24 mandates that the health centers at all state colleges and universities in California must provide “abortion by medication techniques.” As SB 24 states, “All California public university campuses have on-campus student health centers, but none of these health centers currently provide abortion by medication techniques.”
For complete information on SB 24, the Novena, and the California bishops’ statewide initiative to defeat the bill, visit the Archdiocese of San Francisco website.
Novena Prayer for the defeat of Senate Bill 24
Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Christ Child and Patroness of all unborn children. We implore your intercession for the defeat of Senate Bill 24 and for the protection of all human life. Guide our public officials to see the tragedy and injustice of abortion and to defend each and every human life through just laws. Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life, to speak for those who have no voice. We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself. Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.
Please pray daily August 3 – 11 for the protection of infants and young college-age women from the scourge of abortion.