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Choose Life:  A 40 Day Peaceful Prayer Vigil is underway!  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in prayer and be a witness to our community.  The Cathedral is open for those who are unable to stand outside or to warm up in the cooler temperatures.  Please see details below:

September 26 – November 4: Prayer Vigil for 40 Days Choose Life:   3:30 – 6:30 pm in Sacred Heart Cathedral. Prayer will be held outside at Nicola and Third Avenue  from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. (Thanksgiving Sunday 1 – 3 pm).  Devotional material for each day will be available at the cathedral entrances.  

Everyone is invited to attend any day any time during  Choose Life 2018 Vigil.  

Choose Life 40 Day Prayer Vigil is a focused campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil.  

Want to end abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide? The first thing to do is pray. Prayer is at the centre of  Choose Life 40 Day Prayer Vigil. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. ( 2 Chronicles 7:14). For more information go to   

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.  

You could choose a daily, personal prayer schedule for the 40 Days; if so, please pray for:

  • an end to abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide
  • wisdom for the federal government in dealing positively with life issues.
  • pregnant women (and their family members) in distress
  • unborn babies under threat of abortion
  • those who are vulnerable due to their disabilities, aging, illnesses
  • conscience rights for all medical personnel