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Marchers at the 2017 Walk for Life in San Francisco.
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Big month for pro-life events

Jan. 15, 6 p.m.
Foundation hosts its first fundraising webcast
Rev. Walter Hoye's organization, which works with Black American leaders to strengthen their stand against abortion, will benefit from pledges made during the event. Speakers include Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco; Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee who runs the Then There Were None project; Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life; Father Joseph Fessio of Ignatius Press in San Francisco; and Bishop Ronnie D. Allen of International Faith Based Coalition. David Bereit, former CEO of 40 Days for Life, will serve as moderator.

www.issues4life.org/webcast.html or at 833-200-0916

Jan. 26, noon
Stand Up 4 Life Rally and Walk
Frank Ogawa Plaza, in front of Oakland City Hall
Issues4Life Foundation event speakers include Rev. Clenard Childress, founder of blackgeonide.org; Sean Carney, president of 40 Days for Life; and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. A short walk through downtown Oakland follows.

Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m.
Walk For Life Prayer Vigil
St. Dominic Church, 2390 Bush St., San Francisco
Hosted by the Dominican Friars, 5 p.m. Vespers, 5:30 p.m. Solemn Mass, 6:30 p.m. Holy Hour

Jan. 26, 7-9 p.m.
40 Days for Life Walk For Life Gala
JW Marriott Union Square, 515 Mason St., San Francisco
Alan Keyes is the keynote speaker for the inaugural gala. Tickets and sponsorships at https://40daysforlife.com/GALA/.

Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m.
St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco
Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, joins Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and other bishops and priests in celebrating Mass the morning of the West Coast Walk for Life Silent No More Awareness Campaign

Jan. 27 10:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
Georgette Forney and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life lead the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. Information fair takes place concurrently.

Jan. 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Walk for Life West Coast
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
Speakers at the 14th annual event, which draws tens of thousands to San Francisco, include Rev. Childress; Terry Beatley, founder of Hosea Initiative; Dr. John Bruchalski, who after performing abortions during his medical residency, felt God's call to start a medical practice that helped women. A walk down Market Street follows the rally.

Jan. 27, 5 p.m.
Mass in the Extraordinary Form
National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St., San Francisco
A High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated for life by Friar Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv.

Jan. 27, 5 p.m.
Star of the Sea Parish, 4420 Geary St., San Francisco
Free barbecue with presentation by the Sisters of Life, followed by Eucharistic Holy Hour.

Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
Catholic Underground
St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
Event for young Catholics, 18 to 40, beginning in church with Holy Hour, followed by social in the parish hall.

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