The National Life Chain takes place on the Sunday of Respect Life weekend 2018. It is a peaceful and prayerful pro-life witness to be held on sidewalks throughout the U.S. and Canada on Sunday, October 7.

Last year, more than 1,500 cities and towns joined the annual event which began in two small California towns in 1987. Participants hold signs with intent to save at-risk pre-born children and to end abortion cruelty. Among the signs are Abortion Kills Children, Abortion Hurts Women, Adoption the Loving Option, Jesus Forgives and Heals, and Support a Constitutional Life Amendment (in the U.S.).

Below is a full list of scheduled Life Chains throughout the Diocese of St. Augustine:

  • North Jacksonville: Airport Center Road and Max Leggitt Parkway from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Mandarin: Loretto Road and Old St. Augustine Road from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Regency Square: Along Atlantic Blvd., Monument Road to St. Johns Bluff from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Riverside: Stockton Street to Roselle Street from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Southside: 4650 Kernan Blvd at St. Ephrem Syriac Catholic Church from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Switzerland: San Juan del Rio Parish along State Road 13 south of Roberts Road from noon to 2:00 p.m.
  • Westside: Commonwealth Ave. and Edgewood from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Most Holy Redeemer (8523 Normandy Blvd) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Jacksonville Beach South: Third Street (A1A) at Beach Blvd. from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • St. Augustine: Along US 1, one mile south of 207 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Gainesville: W. Newberry Road (State Road 26) at NW 43rd Street from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • High Springs: 17155 Highway 441 at St. Madeleine Sophie Parish from 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • Williston: Main Street at E. Noble Ave. from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact May Oliver at or call (904) 262-3200, ext. 159.