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Today’s email blast can be found here. For those joining us in person on Saturday, below are the details.
If attending the Walk for Life Mass, please meet at the plaza at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10:30 am. After the Mass, walk or drive to Civic Center Plaza (CCP) to arrive by noon. There is street parking around CCP and an underground garage with an entrance from McAllister St.
We will start a short program at noon at CCP. After singing the National Anthem together, our chaplain, Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, will lead us in prayer followed by a short talk by Rev. Clenard Childress. Promptly at 12:30 pm we will start walking – we will have a banner that everyone will need to walk behind. IMPORTANT: we must stay as close together as possible during the Walk so there are no gaps in the crowd. We will have no program at the end at Embarcadero Plaza (EP), however you can browse and support the vendors in the plaza and enjoy a weekly Farmer’s Market in front of the Ferry Building (across the street from EP).
RESTROOMS: Please note that there will be only a single public restroom at CCP. For those attending Mass, we suggest using the restrooms at the Cathedral before heading over to CCP. Beside two public pay restrooms along the way (one at Powel and one at Spear), there is also a public portable restroom between 7th and 8th Streets. All of these restrooms are on the north side of Market St. There are also restrooms in the Ferry Building at the end of the walk.
Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct.
UPCOMING PRO-LIFE EVENTS
Thursday, January 21, 2021
7:00pm: Greek Orthodox and Catholics Pray Vespers Together. Go here to participate.
Friday, January 22, 2021
12:00pm: Mass for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at St Mary’s Cathedral at 1111 Gough St. Livestreamed here.
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Stand Up 4Life Rally and Walk at Oakland City Hall. Details here.
1:30 – 3:00pm: The Prolife Movement: Looking Forward in 2021 live webinar, Join Archbishop Cordileone and other pro-life leaders as we reflect on the accomplishments and challenges facing the pro-life movement. Go here to register.
5:00pm – 6:30pm: Vigil for Life livestream with the Dominican Friars. 5:00pm Vespers, followed by 5:30pm Mass for the Unborn and Protection of the Sanctity of Life. Go here to participate.
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Private prayer for the Protection of the Unborn and the Sanctity of Life at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert Street, San Francisco. Parking available.
Saturday, January 23
9:00am: Prayer and public witness at Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street. Sponsored by Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.
10:30am: Walk for Life Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone
Walk for Life main event: meet at noon at Civic Center Plaza and we will start processing down Market Street at 12:30 pm after an inspirational talk by Rev. Childress.
Because of pandemic-related rules, we are unable to obtain an event and sound permits this year so our Rally is cancelled. BUT, we will still meet at 12:30PM at Civic Center Plaza, and proceed to Walk down Market Street. As we walk we will have portable amplified sound, so we will be inspired by the soaring oratory of the Reverend Clenard Childress and others!
There has never been a more critical time to make a public witness of peaceful affirmation to the sanctity of human life. The Walk for Life West Coast has always been a lamp set on a mountaintop for the entire country to see and we WILL shine our light into the darkness. Despite the lockdown of the last 9 months, the City of San Francisco allowe
d people to exercise their First Amendment rights, and we will too … because we still stand for the lives of women who are hurt from abortion, and we stand for the lives of the unborn threatened by abortion!
We WILL have the presence and protection of our good SFPD during the Walk. As always, we will take precautions to allow for the safety and health of all, but this year personal responsibility will be paramount. We ask that participants be self-reliant and look out for one another during the Walk. Small things like taking care of your own trash to bigger things like staying safe in groups during our walk down Market Street will go a long way in making this year’s Walk a success. Besides being extra aware of the possibility of protestors, we ask that all the health requirements for the City of San Francisco be followed.
If you cannot join us this year, we encourage you to raise your voices in prayer and instead, use your resources to help build a better future for women and children. Since we won’t all be side-by-side for 2021, we have a new opportunity in a unified way to join fellow Walkers in supporting Bella Health and Wellness building fund. If you are not attending, please consider contributing instead by donating to the future health of San Francisco’s women and children (learn more about Bella Health & Wellness here).
To help us to plan properly in this unique time, we ask for your help. Please let us know if you, your family or your group plan to join us. You can do this on our easy-to-use google form, here. You can also let us know if you’re coming by going to our Facebook event page here. Please forward these links to your friends and your lists and tell them the Walk IS on and ask them to let us know if they’re coming. Thank you very much!
Let our voices be heard in prayer and unity in San Francisco. It’s still the time to share the message of peace and love for women and the unborn!
And on January 23, 2021 it is time to Walk for the most silent and vulnerable among us at
the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast!
Civic Center Plaza, 12:30 PM
Prepare for Cancellation: Please be aware of the possibility of a last-minute cancellation of the Walk for Life on Jan. 23, due to potential changes from the City of San Francisco, or for general public safety. We will update the status on our website and through email so it is imperative that you sign up for our newsletter and keep checking the website.
To change the perceptions of a society that thinks abortion is an answer. Abortion does violence to women and to their children, both physically and emotionally. We deserve better than abortion.
To be a vocal and visual message that people of the West Coast stand for life. To reach out to women harmed by abortion. To inform society of the damage done to women by abortion.
What We Do
Peaceably protest abortion, walking through San Francisco every year on or near January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
The time is always right to do what is right.