Our shepherd leads us! His Excellency, left, with His Excellency Bishop Ignatius Wang at the 2008 Walk for Life. Bless them both!

From the January 13 issue of Catholic San Francisco:

“San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer will join pro-life supporters to rally at Civic Center and then walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building for the 8th annual Walk for Life West Coast Jan. 21.

“I will walk with fellow believers in the right to life for all people on Jan. 21, as the Walk for Life West Coast gives us an opportunity to publicly witness this God-given right to life,” said Archbishop Niederauer. “I believe the walk is inspired by the Holy Spirit, who accomplishes it through women and men who listen to his call. I urge all people of faith and good will to join us in this peaceful and prayerful witness.”

The walk follows a rally beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Civic Center, in a change from all previous walks, which began at the Embarcadero.

“Market Street and the Ferry Building are iconic symbols of San Francisco, and the 8th Walk for Life West Coast is a chance for us to witness again for life in our beautiful city,” organizer Eva Muntean said.

The Walk for Life Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. An information fair at Civic Center will open at 11 a.m., and the rally will begin at 12:30 p.m. The evening before the walk, the 25th Annual Interfaith Service for Life will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the cathedral, with a reception following.”

(Don’t forget Eucharistic Adoration at Saints Peter and Paul from 8PM Friday the 20th to 7AM Saturday the 21st! or the Novus Ordo in Latin at the Shrine of St. Francis folllowing the Walk at 5PM on the 21st!)

“Other bishops who plan to join the walk are San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop Robert W. McElroy, San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice, Santa Rosa Bishop Emeritus Daniel Walsh, retired San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius Wang, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, Santa Rosa Bishop Robert Vasa, Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, Stockton Bishop Stephen Blaire, Orange Bishop Tod Brown, San Jose Auxiliary Bishop Tom Daly and San Bernardino Auxiliary Bishop Rutilio del Riego.”