The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, the Diocese of Gallup and the Diocese of Las Cruces will prayerfully mark the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion, with the Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day on Wednesday, 12:00 Noon, January 20, 2016. Immediately following the noon Mass at the Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s three bishops (Most Rev. John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe; Most Rev. Oscar Cantú, Bishop of Las Cruces; and Most Rev. James S. Wall, Bishop of Gallup) will lead a prayerful procession to the State Capitol ending with a rally at the Roundhouse and visiting legislators.

The dignity of life calls us all to recognize each human being as an image of God. We teach that life is sacred in all its stages. The bishops of New Mexico invite all to come and pray together for the protection of life, God’s greatest gift.

Participants are asked to bring baby items like diapers, blankets, bottles, etc. and/or socks and toiletries for the elderly to be collected at the Mass and distributed to organizations that provide support to expectant mothers in need or nursing homes.

1:30 pm – Prayerful Procession to the Roundhouse
Immediately following Mass, there will be a procession from the Basilica to the Roundhouse. Other Pro-Life groups will join our procession.

2:00 pm – Rally at the Roundhouse on Life Issues and Visiting Legislators
The rally and visit with legislators will be led by Allen Sánchez, Executive Director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops (NMCCB).

Sponsored by the NMCCB. For more information, call the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Social Justice and Respect Life, 505.831.8167.