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40 Days for Life Closing Mass
Celebrated by Fr. Walter Tonelotto
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA RC CHURCH
2340 HURONTARIO STREET
Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Please join us for one hour of final prayers of thanksgiving and for life
Procession accompanied by the Holy Sacrament to follow directly after Mass
(Mass to be live streamed through St. Catherine of Siena website at http://www.stcatherine.ca)
10th Anniversary of 40 Days for Life Mississauga 2021
For the nine years the pro-life community in Mississauga and Brampton has stood shoulder-to-shoulder (and more recently socially distant) for 40 days, throughout the months of September and October, to bear silent on-site witness to the tragedy of slaughtered pre-born children in the womb.
40 Days for Life focuses on prayer and fasting as well as community outreach (see attached flyer for more details). Being the 10th anniversary of 40 Days for Life Mississauga, we would like you, your fellow parishioners, friends and community members to make a vey special effort to promote, sign-up and participate in this years’ key vigil event.
Start making note of the following key dates!
Event: 40 Days for Life Opening Mass
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Time: 9:30am (English Mass) – come early to ensure entry (also live streamed thru parish website https://kolbe.ca/)
Location: St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 4260 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga
Event: 40 Days for Life Vigil
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd – Sunday, October 31st
Times: 7:00am-7:00pm each day (12 1-hour slots can be booked each day)
Location: Southwest corner of Queensway and Confederation Parkway (designated location) – download map below
For more information on 40 Days for Life Mississauga got to http://40DaysforLife.com/Mississauga
Here are the proven results in 26 coordinated campaigns:
- 18,855 babies saved from abortion
- 221 abortion workers converted
- 112 abortion centers closed
Here’s how to take part in 40 Days for Life in our community:
- Vigil location: Southwest corner of Queensway & Confederation Parkway (by the railing – see map below)
- Learn more … get involved … and sign up for prayer times by visiting our campaign at 40daysforlife.com/Mississauga
Maps & Sign-in Instructions
Park your car at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 2340 Hurontario St.
- Sign-in using the sign-in sheets at the north side entrance of St. Catherine of Siena Church (well marked)
- Walk south on Hurontario and walk west on Queensway towards the hospital
- Walk to the Vigil Site on the south side of Queensway Blvd. (50 paces west of Confederation Parkway) south sidewalk/pathway and pray near the grey candy cane shaped vent stack and over by the metal hand rail
About 40 Days for Life Brochure
Start planning today on how you can participate in 2021!
Closing Mass for the 2020 40 Days for Life Mississauga
Closing Mass for the 2020 40 Days for Life Mississauga prayer vigil and campaign held Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Mississauga was celebrated by Fr. Walter Tonelotto. Jolanta Galazka, President of Right to Life Mississauga & Area and Chair of 40 Days for Life Mississauga took the opportunity to thank all of you who participated in the 2020 campaign.
“Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ,
Today is the official end of this year’s 40 Days for Life campaign. Today we offer our gratitude to our Lord Jesus Christ, for with Him all things are possible. And to our patroness, Our Lady of Guadeloupe, “ the one who crushes the serpent”, for teaching us to embrace Life. Thank you to Fr. Walter and St Catherine of Siena parish for your continued kindness and support, and to all pastors and parishes who participated this year.
My personal gratitude to my fellow team members at Right to Life Mississauga & Area (Mississauga & Brampton) Right to Life, who with love gave it their all, to bring this campaign once more to you. Thank you to ALL the dedicated supporters who have stood at the vigil site and prayed for the end of abortion in Canada. Despite the impacts of Covid-19 we had a pretty good turn out this year. On some days the vigil was attended by upwards of 30-40 people in a given hour; a great show of support for all victims of abortion.
The 40 Days for Life 2020 campaign wraps up with an incredible 473 confirmed reports of babies saved from abortion. The number is not complete as reports are still coming in. Be encouraged by this news! Our prayers are being heard. We finish this race in faith. We end the vigil, but not our efforts. 2021 will be the 10th anniversary of the campaign and we plan to mobilize even more people to participate.
In the dark times we are facing we must stand up for what is good and right. Of all the things that could change during this pandemic, how we view life`s inherent value should be first and foremost.
Help us to spread the message of Life and may the God of Life bless you!”