Join Walk for Life today, on Respect Life Sunday

Youth and adults from our Catholic schools and parishes participate in the 2015 Walk for Life Sunday Oct. 4, 2015. This year’s Walk for Life is today, Oct. 2 and begins at 2 p.m. at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica.(Photo by Jonathan Abella/

By Umatuna Si Yu’os Staff

Catholics on Guam will continue a longtime tradition today, Sunday, Oct. 2 as the 2016 Walk for Life takes place in Hagatna.

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, SDB and the Guam Catholic Pro-Life Committee invites all people to join in the annual event praying for an end to abortion while promoting the sanctity of life at all stages.

(Photo by Jonathan Abella/
(Photo by Jonathan Abella/

The first Sunday of October is “Respect Life Sunday” as designated decades ago by St. John Paul the Great during his time one earth as Pope John Paul II.

Sponsored and coordinated every year by the Guam Catholic Pro-Life Committee, the Walk for Life begins with participants asked to gather by 1:30 p.m. at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatna. The event will begin at 2 p.m.

After prayers and talks inside the Cathedral-Basilica, participants will proceed with their rosaries and signs along Chalan Santo Papa, turning left on the sidewalk on Route 4. They will proceed along Marine Corp Drive toward an empty lot across the former Citibank and then turn around and return to the Cathedral-Basilica.

Everyone is asked to use extreme caution and to be respectful at all times.

For information, please call 777-5433 or 777-6014.

Catholics through the United States will participate in prayerful gatherings to stand up for our precious unborn and decry abortion all throughout October, which is known as Respect Life Sunday.

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