October 5, 2018

Respect Life Sunday to be marked by archdiocesan Mass, Life Chain events

Respect Life Sunday, always the first Sunday in October, is on Oct. 7 this year.

Each year on this day, the archdiocesan Office of Human Life and Dignity celebrates a special Mass during which an adult or married couple is honored for their service and leadership in respecting human life. The Mass will be held at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis, at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, with archdiocesan vicar general Msgr. William Stumpf as the principal celebrant.

Two honorees were selected this year for the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Respect Life Award: Tom McBroom of St. Patrick Parish in Terre Haute, and Patricia Vesper of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis.

Also on Respect Life Sunday, National Life Chain events are held in the United States and Canada. National Life Chain is an ecumenical event in which participants stand near streets and roads for peaceful, prayerful and public pro-life witness.

For a listing of Life Chain events across central and southern Indiana, including in Bloomington, Brookville, Columbus, Greencastle, Greensburg, Indianapolis, Milan, Richmond and Terre Haute, go to www.lifechain.net. †

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