February 13, 2009

Four pro-life volunteers to receive service awards

Criterion staff report

During the Catholic Life Network dinner on March 7, the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry, Gabriel Project of Indiana and Catholics United for the Faith will recognize four Catholics for distinguished volunteer service to the cause of life through several ministries. (Related: Catholic Life Network dinner raises funds for pro-life ministries)

The 2009 Catholic Life Network award recipients are:

  • Holy Spirit parishioner Margi Logan of Indianapolis for her longtime service to the archdiocesan Birthline ministry, which assists women experiencing crisis pregnancies and their babies.
  • Holy Rosary parishioner Eric Slaughter of Indianapolis for his dedicated service to the “40 Days for Life” prayer campaign in the archdiocese and the Office for Pro-Life Ministry’s post-abortion reconciliation ministry.
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioner Marian Copley of Carmel, Ind., in the Lafayette Diocese, for her exceptional service as the Gabriel Project coordinator since 2005 when her parish began a chapter of the pro-life ministry for expectant mothers experiencing crisis pregnancies.
  • Holy Rosary parishioner Mary Ann Wyand of Indianapolis for 15 years of volunteer service as a member of the former archdiocesan Pro-Life Activities Advisory Committee. †

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