February 14, 2014

Office of Pro-life and Family-life Sanctity of Life Dinner set for March 6 in Indianapolis

The Sanctity of Life Dinner, sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Pro-Life and Family Life, will be held at Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 2615 National Ave., in Indianapolis, at 6 p.m. on March 6.

“The evening is really about us coming together as a Catholic community, first of all to be joyful in our own dignity and celebrate that together,” said Rebecca Niemerg, director of the Office of Pro-Life and Family Life.

“It’s also about supporting the work, ministry and mission of the Office of Pro-Life and Family Life.”

During the event, Michael Velasco, the Knights of Columbus’ Indiana State Council pro-life director, will be honored for his work to further the pro-life cause. He is the first person to hold the pro-life director’s position for the Knights’ State Council.

“He was chosen first of all because the Knights of Columbus are phenomenal in their efforts of building a culture of life and a civilization of love,” Niemerg said.

As pro-life director for the state council, Velasco compiled a list of 16 things for councils to utilize in coming up with ideas for pro-life activities and pro-life fundraising efforts. Also, through Velasco’s leadership, the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus now has enough money to donate as many as seven ultrasound machines to pregnancy centers.

“When I spoke with him, telling him we’d like to honor him,” said Niemerg, “the first thing he said he wanted to be clear was that he would be happy to receive the award on behalf of all the Knights of Columbus within the archdiocese and every council’s good work.”

Tickets for the event are $50 per person, or $40 per student. Registration deadline is Feb. 20. Registration is available online by logging onto www.archindy.org/prolife, or by calling 317-236-1521, or 800-382-9836, ext. 1521. †


Related: Events and ministries of the archdiocesan Office of Pro-Life and Family Life

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