Pope St. John Paul II stated, “A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world.” With the construction of a new Planned Parenthood abortion facility in northeast DC well underway, a great prayer for life is desperately needed in our nation’s capital. Please join us at 10 am on Saturday, June 18 at Holy Name Parish (920 11th Street, NE) for a Mass and procession as we witness to the dignity of every human life. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Barry Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, with Msgr. Charles Pope as homilist. We will then process to the Planned Parenthood location while praying the Rosary and pause at the site for additional prayers. In our efforts to promote the dignity of life and oppose abortion, we must answer Pope Francis’s call to share the Lord’s mercy by providing support for mothers in need. Please bring donations for the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center (diapers, onesies, baby blankets, and sleepers). The Papal Fiat will be present at 9:45 am to collect them before Mass! Please contact the archdiocesan Department of Life Issues at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 853-4555 with any questions.