August 19, 2011

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Pro-life ministry of prayer is a tool available for all committed to ending abortion

In response to David A. Nealy’s excellent comments about the need for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to be involved in praying in front of the abortion facilities, I would like to draw attention to the pro-life ministry of prayer and the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.

Several years ago, the Office for Pro-Life Ministry assigned each parish one of the five abortion facilities located within the boundaries of the archdiocese. To find out which abortion facility is assigned to your parish, log on to www.archindy.org/prolife/prayers.html.

Through the ministry of prayer, your parish is invited to do the following:

  • Pray for women tempted to abort their unborn children at the designated facility.
  • Pray for post-abortive women and men who need healing, reconciliation and peace.
  • Pray for the conversion of hearts of all abortion facility personnel, including the doctors who are responsible for the destruction of innocent human life.
  • Pray for the closing of that particular abortion facility assigned to your parish.

In addition to the ongoing daily ministry of prayer, the Pro-Life Office encourages parishes to conduct a novena of Masses each year which incorporates the intentions mentioned.

The pro-life ministry of prayer may be conducted at home, in the parish, at a perpetual adoration chapel or at an abortion facility. Parishioners who engage in the ministry of prayer should read about the spirituality of the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.

To learn about the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants and participate in the monthly Masses and public witness of prayer at local abortion facilities in Indianapolis and Terre Haute, log on to www.archindy.org/prolife and www.archindy.org/prolife/terrehaute.html.

- Sister Diane Carollo, S.G.L., Director, Office for Pro-Life Ministry

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