40 Days for Life starts September 25

Across the country, the Fall 40 Days for Life campaign runs

September 25 through November 3. In this campaign, our active campaign site is Planned Parenthood, 1641 The Alameda, San Jose, 95126

We are grateful for your past participation, and hope you will join us there in peaceful prayer. We are operating a prayer vigil there from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, every day of the campaign.

Please visit www.40daysforlife.com/sanjose2 to agree to the statement of peace and find helpful suggestions for parking and more. 

Bishop Cantú Celebrates Mass for the Sanctity of Human Life

When: September 20 at 7:00 pm
Where: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market St., San Jose, 95113

You are warmly invited to join us for Mass, and the reception following, where light refreshments will be served. (We recommend you have dinner before you come to Mass!)  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please invite your bible studies, your RCIA class, your social justice warrior friends and your family as we celebrate LIFE!


Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament

When: September 23,  9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Where: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market St., San Jose, 95113

We know that praying before the Blessed Sacrament opens the windows of prayer, blessings and unites us into the very living presence of God Almighty. Jesus is truly present Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the host within the tabernacle. Prayer before our Beloved can become the most profound, meaningful, joyful, peaceful and healing experience we could ever encounter.  May our adoration never cease.

Please email missmaryann7@yahoo.com to sign up for an hour or more during this period.


40 Days for Life is a community-based social justice campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing our local communities the consequences of abortion in our own neighborhoods, for our own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the tragedy and evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
• Prayer and fasting
• Constant vigil
• Community outreach

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family. People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.

The visible, public centerpiece of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 40-day, non-stop, round-the-clock prayer vigil outside a single Planned Parenthood center or other abortion facility in your community. It is a peaceful and educational presence. Those who are called to stand witness during this 24-hour-a-day presence send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. It also serves as a call to repentance for those who work at the abortion center and those who patronize the facility.

Church involvement begins by meeting with local pastors, other church leaders, and members of different congregations. The Body of Christ is invited to pray together and participate in 40 Days for Life, uniting in one focused mission that can save lives and make an eternal impact.

No bullhorns, no graphic signs, no shouting. Just peaceful prayer.

To learn more about 40 Days for Life visit their national website at:




Dates to Remember

When: Friday, Sep. 20, 2019, 7pm
Where: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

Bishop Cantu will lead us in prayer as we begin our Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign.




Sep. 23, 2019
8:00 am
  Adoration Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Sep. 28, 2019
9:30 am
  Opening Procession St. Leo to Planned Parenthood
Nov. 2, 2019
7:00 pm
  Candlelight Vigil Planned Parenthood 1691 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126