Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Life Chain: Prayers and a silent witness for life

Published September 23, 2016

ATLANTA—Life Chain is a prayer chain and silent public witness for life and against abortion. While Life Chain is held in October, which is Respect Life Month in the Catholic Church, the witness is a non-denominational event. In its 29th year, Life Chain is held throughout the United States and Canada on the first Sunday in October.

Participants spend an hour to 90 minutes in silence, holding a sign speaking of the dignity of every life, on a thoroughfare where passersby can see this witness. Those who participate are asked to pray while they stand for pro-life intentions, particularly for the unborn at-risk children in their local area and for an end to abortion.

The prepared signs include the messages: Abortion kills children; Abortion hurts women; Adoption, the loving option; Life, the first inalienable right; and Pregnant? Need Help?, with a free national crisis pregnancy hotline number.

Some of the Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of Atlanta where a Life Chain will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, are the following:

Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, the CTK Champions for Life are organizing the Life Chain from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Contact Audra Pagano at 404-354-6678 or

Holy Trinity Church, Peachtree City, members will participate in Life Chain on Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Signs will be provided. Before Life Chain, prayer will take place at the parish pro-life monument at 3 p.m. Contact Steve Allen at 770-486-7484 or

Our Lady of LaSalette Church, Canton, members will participate in Life Chain along Riverstone Parkway and Highway 140 in Canton from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Contact

St. Brigid Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, will have a Life Chain from 2 to 3 p.m. in front of the church. A reception will follow in Corbett Hall for all participants.

St. Brendan Church, Cumming, will hold a Life Chain on Peachtree Parkway/Ronald Reagan Boulevard near the Collection from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Participants are asked to come to South Forsyth High School parking lot where they will receive official Life Chain signs and walk out to Peachtree Parkway.

St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Snellville, members will participate in Life Chain along Main Street in Snellville from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Contact Mary Hayes at 770-853-1756.

St. Peter Church, 200 LaFayette Parkway, LaGrange, welcomes all to participate in Life Chain at the church beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. After the silent one-hour witness, refreshments and pro-life materials will be available. Contact Theresa Shane at

For a full list of locations where Life Chains will be held in Georgia, visit