Your Call to Pray and Fast

Pope John Paul II urged each one of us to pray, fast and work towards a new culture of life and love. “Filled with the certainty that we can rely on the help of God, for whom nothing is impossible (Mt 19:26) and moved by profound concern for the destiny of every man and woman…a great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world.” Evangelium Vitae #5

Jesus himself has shown us by his own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil (Mt 4:1-11)….Let us therefore discover anew the humility and the courage to pray and fast so that power from on high will break down the walls of lies and deceit: the walls which conceal from the sight of so many of our brothers and sisters the evil of practices and laws which are hostile to life. May this same power turn their hearts to resolutions and goals inspired by the civilization of life and love.” EV#100

Praying with Us

Weekly Mass and Eucharistic Adoration
You are welcome to join us each week for Mass in our Chapel of the Holy Innocents. Each Mass is offered for the cause of life. Please phone to check the time.

Vigils for Life
Held several times each year. We worship God the Author of Life, witness to the sanctity of human life and pray for our nation to uphold every person’s inalienable right to life.

40 Days for Life

Each year during Lent, in solidarity with groups in many countries around the world, Christians in Christchurch come together in a campaign of prayer and fasting for the protection of human life in its earliest stages.

Prayer Warriors

We invite you to join our network of people who pray for the work of the John Paul II Centre and those we serve.

Become a John Paul II Centre for Life Prayer Warrior

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