September 18, 2015

Archdiocesan Life Chain events scheduled on Respect Life Sunday

Rose and Luke Yunger, children of Sara and Joseph Yunger of All Saints Parish in Dearborn County, hold signs during the Life Chain on North Meridian Street in Indianapolis on Oct. 5, 2014. (Criterion file photo by Natalie Hoefer)

Rose and Luke Yunger, children of Sara and Joseph Yunger of All Saints Parish in Dearborn County, hold signs during the Life Chain on North Meridian Street in Indianapolis on Oct. 5, 2014. (Criterion file photo by Natalie Hoefer)

Criterion staff report

The Catholic Church celebrates the first Sunday in October as Respect Life Sunday, and the month of October as Respect Life Month.

To mark Respect Life Sunday on Oct. 4, Life Chain, a national interdenominational prayer gathering, will take place throughout the country and Canada, including at locations throughout the archdiocese.

According to its website, Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 60-90 minutes praying for our nations and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children, and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

During Life Chain events, participants line designated roads, hold pro-life signs and pray silently.


Life Chain events taking place in the archdiocese on Oct. 4 as reported on www.lifechain.net are as follows:
 

  • Bedford, W. 16th Street at State Road 37 South, 2:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, call Judy Streich at 812-277-1926. 
  • Bloomington, E. Third Street at High Street, 2-3:30 p.m. For more information, call Carol Canfield at 812-322-5114.
  • Brazil, Highway 40 at Alabama Street, 2-3 p.m. For more information, call Jeff Etling at 812-230-6365.
  • Brookville, Main Street at the County Courthouse, 2-3 p.m. For more information, call Jerry Mersch at 513-702-4949.
  • Columbus, Second Street at Washington, 2-3 p.m. For more information, call Don Demas at 812-372-0774.
  • Connersville, 30th Street at Park Road, 2-3 p.m. For more information, call Barbara Wagner at 765-647-3154.
  • Greensburg, N. Lincoln Street at 10th Street, 2-3:30 p.m. For more information, call Pat Koors at 812-614-0595.
  • Indianapolis, Meridian Street from North Street to 38th Street, 2:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, call Ron and Mary Kramer at 317-527-9531.
  • Milan, Highway 101 at Highway 350, 3-4 p.m. For more information, call Ed King at 812-654-6502.
  • Richmond/Wayne County, S “A” Street at S. 16th Street in Richmond, 2-3 p.m. For more information, call Cheryl Spence  765-935-1786 .
  • Terre Haute, 3rd Street at Wabash Avenue, 2-3:30 p.m. For more information contact, Tom McBroom at 812-841-0060.

For other Life Chain events near the borders of the archdiocese, log on to www.lifechain.net and select Indiana. †

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