Called to the Gospel of Life
Pro-Life Initiative at St. John the Evangelist

Holy Hour for Life: Friday, January 26, at 7pm in the lower chapel

Join us in praying that life may be protected and cherished; for healing from the wounds of abortion; and in reparation for the sins of abortion. 

9 Days for Life Novena: Sign up to join Catholics across the country in praying for the end to abortion during the 9 Days for Life novena from January 16-24 (

Pro-Life March, Washington, D.C. – January 19, 2024

Will you be attending the March for Life this year in Washington, D.C.?
The Boston and Worcester dioceses will be sending down buses. Registration is closed in Worcester. Boston has limited space. Learn more HERE.

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn: Monday, January 22, 2024
All the faithful in dioceses throughout the country are called to observe this day in a spirit of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life, and to do penance for the violations against the dignity of the human person. 

Parishioners from St. John’s participated in the annual Christmas caroling and Rosary at the Planned Parenthood in Worcester on December 16, 2023. Join us next year!


The story of Kathy Barnette: Watch this moving video HERE  


Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn
Lord, awaken us to a commitment to justice,
to the sanctity of marriage and the family,
to the dignity of each individual human life,
and to the truth that human rights begin
when human lives begin and not one moment later.
Lord, we rejoice today that we are citizens of your kingdom;
May that make us all the more committed to being
faithful citizens here on earth.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
From “Election Prayer for Life” Priests for Life


Click HERE to read an article from Aleteia listing 12 things that Pope Francis has said about the evil of abortion

Parishioners praying outside Planned Parenthood in Worcester, July 15. Surgical abortions are performed there Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Join us! For more information, contact Chris Clancy at

Click on the links to watch videos posted by Live Action:

Live Action’s most realistic and medically accurate animation of a baby’s development in her mother’s womb. Beautiful graphics. Meet Baby Olivia.

“Watch their minds change on abortion”:

Pro-Life Reply to: “No one knows when life begins”

Pro-Life Reply to: “My Body, My Choice”


Links to pro-life support, action, teaching, and prayer:

USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) Pro-Life page
Ready-to-sign petitions against current anti-life legislature.

Boston Diocese Pro-Life Page
Provides many useful resources, including links and contact info for pregnancy centers and post-abortion support.
Explains Church teaching on current issues.
Link to ready-to-sign petitions against current anti-life legislature

Worcester Diocese Pro-Life page
Provides many useful resources, including links and contact info for pregnancy centers, post-abortion support, and end-of life care.
Explains Church teaching on current issues.

Resources for post-abortion healing
Silent No More Awareness: 

Project Rachel Post-Abortion Healing Retreats: 
Location is confidential. Contact Project Rachel at 508-651-3100 or 
Project Rachel is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston.


Before I Formed You in the Womb
A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.
Letter by Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco Archdiocese.

Crisis Pregnancy Resources

Massachusetts Citizens for Life:

Address: 79A Main Street, Framingham, MA, 01702.  
Phone number: 508 620 0657

Pregnancy Help:
Address: 61 South Street, Natick, MA, 01760
Phone number: 508-651-0753

Problem Pregnancy of Worcester:
Address: 495 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA, 01609
Phone number: 508-507-8378