Advocates of Life


In the United States many Catholic parishes have established a weekly Cenacle of Life to pray and fast for the culture of life.  These cenacles consist of praying 10 decades of the Rosary every week in the Presence of Jesus in the Tabernacle.  During one day of the week a person also fasts (or offers some other major sacrifice if fasting is not possible).                                                                  


Local Cenacles of Life

Archdiocese of New York

St. Ann, Yonkers, NY

Saturday 9:15am in the Chapel


St. Eugene, Yonkers, NY

Thursday 6:30pm


Christ the King, Yonkers, NY

Monday 7pm

St. Joseph, Yonkers, NY

Friday 7pm

In the rectory – The Blessed Sacrament is reserved there

St. Peter, Yonkers, NY

Friday 6pm

In the Chapel

Immaculate Conception, Bronx, NY (Northeast)

Wednesday 9am


Immaculate Conception, Bronx, NY (South)

Monday-Saturday after 8:30am Mass


St. Anthony of Padua, Bronx, NY (East)

Thursday 7pm - in chapel

St. Barnabas, Bronx, NY (Northeast)

Wednesday 7pm - in main church

St. Margaret of Cortona Bronx, NY (Northwest)

Thursday 6:30pm

Corpus Christi New York, NY (Manhattan)

Thursday 6pm Bilingual, followed by Mass in Spanish at 7:15pm

St. Emeric,  New York, NY (Manhattan)

Tuesday 6pm, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - in chapel

Notre Dame, New York, NY (Manhattan)

Wednesday, following the 12:05pm Mass, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Patrick . Bedford, NY (North Westchester)

Wednesday 8:15am

St. John and St. Mary, Chappaqua, NY (North Westchester)

Saturday 9am - in little church

Church of the Holy Name of Mary, Croton-on-Hudson, NY (North Westchester)

Saturday 8:30am, before Mass

St. Gregory Barbarigo, Garnerville, NY

Thursday 6pm

St. John the Evangelist, Goshen, NY (Orange) - in chapel

Thursday 8pm

St. Mary of the Assumption, Haverstraw, NY (Rockland)

Monday 4:45pm

Holy Rosary, Hawthorne, NY (North Westchester)

Monday, following the 8:30am Mass


St. Mary of the Assumption, Katonah, NY (North Westchester)

Friday, following the 9am Mass, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St. John the Evangalist, Mahopac, NY (North Westchester)

Thursday 8pm - in Holy Spirit chapel

Church of St. Peter, Monticello, NY (Sullivan)

Saturday, following the 8:30am Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is on First Saturdays

St. Francis, Mt. Kisco, NY (North Westchester)

Friday 12:30pm

St. John the Evangalist, Pawling, NY (Duchess)

Thursday 4pm

St. Margaret of Antioch,  Pearl River, NY (Rockland) in parish center chapel

Wednesday 6:30pm (during Lent 6:15pm)

Our Lady of Pompeii, Pleasantville, NY (North Westchester)

Tuesday, following the 8:45am Mass

St. Martin de Porres, Poughkeepsie, NY

Monday 2pm

Our Lady of Fatima, Scarsdale, NY (Central Westchester)

Wednesday, after the 9am Mass

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak, NY (North Westchester)

Monday 1pm, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Christopher, Staten Island, NY

Tuesday 2pm

St. Clare, Staten Island, NY

Wednesday 9:30am

Holy Child, Staten Island, NY

Friday 1pm, in the Adoration Chapel

Our Lady Queen of Peace , Staten Island, NY

Thursday 3pm

Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe, NY

Wednesday 6pm

Diocese of Brooklyn

St Josaphat, Bayside, NY

Saturday 1pm

St. Robert Bellarmine, Bayside, NY

Wednesday 9:30am

St. Saviour, Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday 11am

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside, NY

Monday 7:30pm AND Saturday 8:15am!

Mary’s Nativity, Flushing, NY

Tuesday 8:30am

St Mel, Flushing, NY

Wednesday 11am

Wednesday 7pm

















For more information on the Cenacles of Life please visit their website:


For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12


"This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting." --Mark 9:29

 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

--2 Chronicles 7:14

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, "Love your enemies." It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies. (from "Loving Your Enemies")”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.


 "Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers." Sidlow Baxter

“There is no other activity in life so important as that of prayer. Every other activity depends upon prayer for its best efficiency.”  M.E. Andross

"Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence."  W. S. Bowd

"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of."
Alfred Lord Tennyson


"No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it."
Guy H. King

"Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended upon man."
Cardinal Francis J. Spellman


"Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure."
D. L. Moody

"We need to be able to pray.We need prayer just like we need air.Without prayer, we can do nothing."                        -  Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart."

-St. Padre Pio