Give witness to the sanctity of human life and promote an end to abortion through the 40 Days for Life campaigns, which will take place in several locations throughout the Diocese this fall.

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. The movement calls for participants to witness to the sanctity of human life through a three-point program of activities: prayer and fasting, constant vigil at abortion clinics, and community outreach.

The worldwide campaign takes its name from the 40-day periods God used to transform individuals, communities and the entire world, from Noah in the flood and Moses on the mountain, to the disciples after Christ’s Resurrection.

Its mission is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity through prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.

40 Days for Life campaigns will take place Sept. 25-Nov. 3 in the locations listed below. For more information about the campaign, and to connect to local efforts, visit


Free screening of the movie “Unplanned”
Corpus Christi Parish Center, Chambersburg
Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
RSVP for the movie by Email

Campaign on the public right-of-way at
Women’s Reproductive Health
160 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown

Corpus Christi Parish participates in
40 Days for Life in Hagerstown
Sept. 28 and Oct. 16 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Campaign contact is Jeff Myers


On the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood
1514 North 2nd Street


On the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood
31 South Lime Street
Vigils Mondays and Thursdays

Contact Tom Ramsbottom


Opening Mass celebrated by Bishop Ronald Gainer
Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Church
Testimonies, music and dinner follow in Brenner Hall

Campaign on the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood
728 South Beaver Street

Contact Tom Evans