Pro-Life Ministry



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.

40 Days for Life

Join Frassati’s Pro-Life Ministry as it supports the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign Wednesday, September 26 - Sunday, November 4. This campaign brings together the body of Christ in forty days of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism. We pray to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life. Sign up for one hour prayer slots from 7am-7pm daily.

Dates/Time: Now - Sunday, November 4, 7am-7pm daily
Location: Public-right-of-way across from Planned Parenthood, 26 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012.

Visit here for more information and to sign up for prayer slots.

40 Days for Life Frassati Vigil Day of Prayer

Saturday, October 27, 7am–7pm

As Catholics, we honor the dignity and sanctity of every human life—from conception to natural death. As part of the @40daysforlife.manhattan winter campaign, this Saturday our Fellowship is hosting a vigil day of prayer. We will gather together in front of Planned Parenthood on Bleecker St. in peaceful prayer and witness, uniting ourselves with people from all around the world as instruments of God's love and mercy. We pray that hearts and minds turn toward a culture of life. All are welcome. Please email with any questions.


Frassati Fellowship is teaming up with the Pro Bikers for Life on Saturday, October 6 for a sidewalk counselor information and training session. If you've ever felt a call to be that that gentle voice of truth to a mother or father in a crisis pregnancy, this is a great opportunity to learn more. Sometimes we think it's about having all the answers, but it's just about making ourselves available to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

Date/Time: Saturday, October 6, 11:45am-1:45pm
Location: Parish House of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012

For more information and to RSVP, please contact


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

PAST EVENT: march for life: january 28-30

We welcome all young adults in their 20s and 30s (over the age of 21) to join us for the 2018 March for Life in Washington, DC.  We will be driving down in two 12-passenger vans and departing from Saint Vincent Ferrer on Thursday, January 18.  Thursday evening includes Mass, Holy Hour with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and a concert with Paul J. Kim.  We will sleep lock-in style at Mother Seton Parish (Germantown, MD) with sleeping bags.

We wake up early Friday morning and journey on to D.C. to attend the Mass for Life and Rally at the Verizon Center, followed immediately by the March for Life itself.  Upon the March's conclusion, group 1 will travel back to NYC.
Group 2 will travel back to Mother Seton Parish to stay an additional night in order to attend the Cardinal O'Connor Conference at Georgetown University on Saturday, January 20.  Group 2 will return to NYC late Saturday evening.

Dates: Thursday, January 18-Friday, January 19 or Saturday, January 20
Locations: Germantown, MD and Washington, DC

Register for your spot by clicking here.  Contact us at with questions. We hope you join us!