October 31, 2008

Priests to be honored as ‘good shepherds’ at closing prayer rally

Seven priests are among nine central Indiana pastors who will be recognized as “good shepherds” during the “40 Days for Life” closing prayer rally at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2, the Church’s commemoration of All Souls, at the St. Augustine Home for the Aged Chapel, 2345 W. 86th St., in Indianapolis.

After the prayer rally, pro-life supporters will caravan to the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic at 8590 N. Georgetown Road in Indianapolis to pray and sing until 7:30 p.m. Participants will pray by candlelight to conclude the prayers in front of the clinic.

Priests who will be honored include Father Steve Banet of St. Jude Parish, Father John Beitans of St. Lawrence Parish, Father Glenn O’Connor of St. Ann and St. Joseph parishes, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Father Michael Magiera of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish and Father Rick Nagel of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish in Greenwood.

Two priests from the Lafayette Diocese will also be recognized for their participation. They are Father Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Carmel, Ind., and Father Brian Dudzinski of St. John Vianney Parish in Fishers, Ind.†

(Related story: ‘Made in the image and likeness of God’: Thousands pray for unborn children during national ‘40 Days for Life’ campaigns)

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