The Heartland Parishes of Ellis County will celebrate the 19th annual National Prayer for Life on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with a four-hour prayer vigil beginning at 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 215 W. 13th.

The service will include, prayers, petitions, Rosaries, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and songs of praise and worship. The purpose of the service is to offer petitions to the Holy Trinity in supplication for the lives unborn children and the soul of America. Those sharing this passion are most welcome.