Day for Life Message 2024

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Day for Life Message 2024

June 4th, 2024  |  Day For Life

Bishops message There has been much discussion in the media recently about ‘assisted suicide’, whereby people who feel they are overburdened by suffering will be facilitated in bringing their lives to a premature end by a change in legislation. The Catholic Church opposes this. As Catholics, along with many people of other faiths and none, […]


Pope Francis gives his blessing to Day for Life 2024

May 29th, 2024  |  Add Category, Day For Life

Pope Francis has sent a message to Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues at the Bishops’ Conference, praising Day for Life for encouraging “a deeper understanding of the precious gift of life”. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, conveyed the message to Bishop Sherrington, assuring him of the Holy Father’s “closeness […]


Day for Life Prayers

May 20th, 2024  |  Prayer

The Lord is My Shepherd, A Psalm The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousnessfor his name’s sake.Even though I walk through the valley of theshadow of death,I will fear no evil,for you […]


Day for Life

May 20th, 2024  |  Uncategorised

16 June 2024 The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. In England and Wales, Day for Life is celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year. This year it falls on 16 June. The theme is The Lord is my Shepherd – Compassion and Hope at the End of […]


Day for Life Fund – Grant applications now open

May 1st, 2024  |  Day For Life, Life Issues

Grant applications for the Day for Life Fund opened on 1 May, giving organisations the opportunity to apply for funding for initiatives that promote the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues, said: “I am pleased to announce that this year’s applications are now open. […]


Day for Life Fund Testimonies

April 30th, 2024  |  Day For Life


Donate – Day for Life

April 30th, 2024  |  Donate

Day for Life in England and Wales is celebrated on the third Sunday in June and is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life. Catholic Trust for England and Wales.  A limited company registered in England & Wales, Company number: 04734592. Registered Charity number 1097482. Registered […]


Day for Life Grant Applications

April 30th, 2024  |  Day For Life

Who does the Day for Life Fund help?  The Day for Life Fund specifically gives financial assistance to organisations that work on life issues. These include but are not limited to:   We welcome applications from organisations that undertake work related to the above topics. If your organisation does something different, but you believe your work […]


Day for Life 2023

January 27th, 2024  |  Day For Life, Life Issues

18 June 2023 The theme in 2023 was ‘Listen to Her’ and focused on post-abortion trauma and the impact of abortion primarily on women, but also men and others. The message for the Day in 2023 was unique in that the bishops’ handed it over to a Catholic woman who has had an abortion to share her […]


Prayers for Day for Life

May 25th, 2023  |  Abortion, Day For Life, Life Issues

Prayer to St Joseph Patron of the Unborn O St. Joseph, after your most holy spouse, our Blessed Mother, you were the first to take into your arms and heart the baby Jesus. From the first time you gazed upon him and held him, your heart and soul were forever bonded to him. You caressed […]


Day for Life Message 2023

May 25th, 2023  |  Abortion, Day For Life, Life Issues

Bishops‘ Introduction Voices of women who have had an abortion are often silent in Church and in society. This year’s message for Day for Life is written by a woman and hopes to break this silence and offer opportunities for hope, healing and reconciliation. Jane’s Story I went to Catholic schools, I knew about God […]


Pope Francis’ Day for Life Message

June 8th, 2022  |  Day For Life, Life Issues

Sunday, 18 June 2022 Pope Francis has sent a message to our Lead Bishop for Day for Life, Bishop John Sherrington, offering his support and prayers for those celebrating the day on Sunday, 19 June 2022. The Holy Father prays that our “efforts in the defence of the God-given value and dignity of every human life, in all its […]


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