Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pope to lead Vigil for All Nascent Human Life

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, will lead and celebrate a worldwide "Vigil for All Nascent Human Life" on November 27, 2010, eve of the First Sunday of Advent at the St. Peter's Basilica. He is requesting "all diocesan bishops (and their equivalent) of every particular church preside in analogous celebrations involving the faithful in their respective parishes, religious communities, associations and movements."

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has laid down their plan for the said vigil, giving four options namely:

  • Full Option One: Evening Prayer, Rosary and Benediction
  • Full Option Two: Marian Procession, Rosary, Evening Prayer and Benediction
  • Simplified Option One: Evening Prayer and Benediction (no Rosary)
  • Simplified Option Two: Marian Procession, Rosary and Benediction (no Evening Prayer)

Worship guides are available for download at the USCCB's Website page on Pro-Life Activities.

The Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has yet to announce the plan for November 27. As of this writing, CBCPnews has reported the prayer vigil on November 20 led by the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas as a prelude to the Vigil for All Nascent Human Life.

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