Pro-Life Ministry


Witness for Life Formation: Saturday, August 31

After the premier of the movie Unplanned this Spring—depicting the conversion story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood manager—and in the aftermath of the devastating law permitting abortions until the moment of birth, many people have expressed a desire to pray and witness to the sanctity of human life outside abortion facilities.

But what does this look like? And why are we as Catholics called to take part in this witness? With increased interest, we want to understand and receive the underlying spiritual and practical formation—the why’s and how to’s. We want to participate in this call with reverence, humility, and love—with the disposition of Christ.

Join us Saturday, August 31s for a Witness for Life formation day with the Sisters of Life and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. The day begins with Mass at 9am and ends at 2:30pm.

Date/Time: Saturday, August 31
Location: 263 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012

For more information, please email

Witness for Life

Join us as we give witness to the sanctity of human life through peaceful prayer. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (8:00 AM at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral) starts the morning followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. People can either remain in the Church to adore our Lord or join the rosary procession to the nearby Planned Parenthood (26 Bleecker St.). Upon our return to the church, there will be fellowship at the parish house.

Date/Time: First Saturday of the month, 8am- 11:30am
Location: The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10012

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40 Days for Life: WEDNESDAY, MAR. 6–SUNDAY, APR. 14

Join us for forty days of prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil as we stand in the gap for mothers and fathers in crisis pregnancies and the most vulnerable, the child in the womb. We hope you’ll join us for one hour a week during these forty days to pray at our vigil site and be a loving witness of God’s mercy. Your simple presence can make all the difference in the life of a child and mother. For more information, contact

Witness for Life

Join us the first Saturday of each month for 8:00 a.m. Mass at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral (263 Mulberry Street), followed by Adoration, a rosary procession and then prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood on Bleecker Street. At 10:15 a.m., we will return to the church for Benediction. Please contact if you are interested in participating.

PAST EVENT march for life: January 18-19

Join Frassati Fellowship as we take a stand for the most vulnerable in our society, the child in the womb. This will be an overnight pilgrimage trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., January 18-19, 2019. We will travel down Friday morning in time to attend the New York pilgrim Mass with Cardinal Dolan. After the activities on the day of the March, we’ll stay overnight so that we can attend the Cardinal O’Connor Conference at Georgetown University on Saturday. We will return to NYC late Saturday evening.

Date: January 18-19
Location: Washington D.C.

For more details and to register, click here. Contact Mary at with questions.


Frassati Fellowship is excited to share the pro-life ministry will be working with the Sisters of Life in a new way this year. We will be partnering with them to support a number of wonderful mothers through intentional friendship and prayer. If you are a woman who is interested in being a Sister in Christ and spiritual companion to one of these amazing mothers, please contact us.

Additionally, we are looking for both men and women to serve as helpers throughout the year with various needs and tasks that arise from the mothers and fathers they meet. The tasks vary and could include things like helping with a move, tutoring, or even helping prepare for an interview. These helpers would be contacted as different needs and opportunities arise.

We are excited for this new endeavor and hope you will lend your hearts and hands! For more information, please contact