Parishioners urged to pray and fast
Parishioners in Co Donegal are being urged to say the rosary every day and to fast or do penance on Wednesdays and Fridays in an anti-abortion “Forty Days of Prayer for Life”.
Caretaker bishop, Msgr Eamon Martin, has invited the people and priests of the Derry diocese to “join together in prayer” over the 40 days from Saturday, January 5th until Ash Wednesday, February 13th.
In a message to parishioners at the weekend, Msgr Martin said the prayers and penance would be offered so “that all human life will be respected from the first moment of conception until the moment of natural death”. The campaign will begin with a prayer vigil in Derry on January 4th.