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Mass for Life can be watched on YouTube Jan. 17

Eucharistic procession, Hearts for Life conference canceled this year due to pandemic

Published: January 12, 2021   
Malea Hargett, Arkansas Catholic file
Father John Connell leads the Benediction before the Blessed Sacrament before last year’s Mass for Life at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock Jan. 19, 2020. Assisting him were seminarians Quinn Thomas (left) and Sam Stengel. More than 800 people attended the Mass, including teens and chaperones who participated in the Weekend for Life.

The Roe v. Wade decision will be remembered this year with scaled-back events Sunday, Jan. 17.

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will preside at the annual diocesan Mass for Life at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock at 12:05 p.m. Seating will be limited. The Mass will also be livestreamed on the diocese’s YouTube channel. Because of precautions against the coronavirus, no Eucharistic Procession for Life or Hearts for Life Conference will be held this year. Contact the Respect Life Office at (501) 664-0340 or for more information.

Arkansas Right to Life postponed the annual March for Life at the State Capitol. No future date has been announced. 

This article has been updated to reflect the changes to the March for Life. 

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