September 23, 2016

Annual Respect Life Sunday Mass, Life Chain events set for Oct. 2

Criterion staff report

The archdiocesan annual Respect Life Sunday Mass will take place at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis, at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 2. The Archbishop O’Meara Respect Life Award and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Pro-Life Youth Award will be presented during this celebration.

The Archbishop O’Meara Respect Life Award honors an adult or married couple who demonstrates leadership in promoting the dignity and sanctity of human life in the parish community and in the archdiocese.

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Pro-Life Youth Award honors a high school student who demonstrates leadership in promoting the dignity and sanctity of human life in the parish community, school community and in the archdiocese.

Life Chain events will also take place throughout central and southern Indiana on Oct. 2.

Life Chain events are peaceful and prayerful public witnesses of individuals standing for 60-90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that churches support the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Learn more about the Life Chain Network and other event locations at LifeChain.net.

The following Life Chain events in central and southern Indiana are listed in alphabetical order by location:
 

  • Bloomington Area Life Chain, 2-3:30 p.m., neighborhood parking and signs available at 16 locations along E. Third Street from College Mall Road west to College Avenue, then south on College Avenue to Planned Parenthood. Information: Carole Canfield, 812-322-5114.
     
  • Columbus Area Life Chain, 2-3 p.m., intersection of Second Street and Washington Street. Information: Don Demas, 812-372-0774.
     
  • Greencastle Area Life Chain, 2:30-3:30 p.m., intersection of Washington Street and College Avenue. Information: Mary Howard, 317-539-5727, or Cathy Engle, 765-653-5678.
     
  • Greensburg Area Life Chain, 2-3 p.m., along Lincoln Street. Information: Patty Hensley, 812-614-4663.
     
  • Central Indiana (Indianapolis) Life Chain, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Meridian Street from North Street to 38th Street. Parking is available at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., or Knights of Columbus Mater Dei Council 437, 1305 N. Delaware St. The Catholic Center parking lot will be closed during the Life Chain event. Central Indiana Life Chain T-shirts will be available for $8 for adult S-XL and youth-sized medium, $10 for adult XXL-XXXL, and $15 for adult sweatshirts.
     
  • Milan Area Life Chain, 3-4 p.m., intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 350. Information: Ed King, 812-654-6502.
     
  • Terre Haute Area Life Chain, 2-3:30 p.m., intersection of 3rd Street and Wabash Avenue. Information: Tom McBroom, 812-841-0060.

 

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