December 9, 2021  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

–Themed “Forward in Hope” the 8th annual OneLife LA aims to promote a culture of life, uniting communities, and inspiring positive action–

After the past 18 months of our community of faith experiencing the hardships and struggles of the pandemic, OneLife LA will return as an in-person event on Saturday, January 22, 2022 to celebrate the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death by promoting a culture of life, uniting communities and inspiring positive action, where every human life is valued.

“During this time of the pandemic, I think we have all come to understand in a beautiful way that human life is precious and also that life is fragile and brief. How we live, how we love and how we care for one another is what truly matters — this is what we celebrate each year at OneLife LA,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez. “This is why it is such a beautiful blessing to welcome our brothers and sisters back in-person at OneLife LA 2022 to continue to build a culture of conscience, compassion and care.”

The 8th annual OneLife LA will begin at noon at La Placita, the birthplace of the city, with a pre-program including a welcome from Archbishop Gomez who will lead the walk, through downtown streets to Los Angeles State Historic Park for inspiring speaker presentations and a musical program.

“We invite you to join us for OneLife LA 2022 on Saturday, January 22 as we go Forward in Hope,” said Michael P. Donaldson, Senior Director of the Office of Life, Justice & Peace of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “We will be once again in person, gathering in downtown LA to be bearers of hope, witnessing to the great beauty and dignity of humanity. Our witness to the sanctity of life in all stages of life is even more needed in society. May our gift of hope spread abundantly to others and bring the joy of life to our neighborhoods.”

OneLife LA is teaming up with dozens of community partners to put its mission into action by encouraging attendees to get involved in community activities and sign up for service projects such as feeding the homeless, finding families for foster children, supporting pregnant women, and visiting the elderly.

The celebration will culminate with the 27th annual “Requiem for the Unborn” Mass also celebrated in-person at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels by Archbishop Gomez at 5 p.m. where candles will be lit in remembrance of the babies lost to abortion daily in Southern California.

For more information on 2022 OneLife LA visit OneLife LA was first celebrated on January 17, 2015. For 2020 event highlights visit and for highlights of the 2021 virtual event please visit

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