January 7, 2022

Plans for Roe v. Wade events in Indy on Jan. 23-24, in Terre Haute on Jan. 23

Criterion staff report

The archdiocesan Office of Human Life and Dignity, in conjunction with the Diocese of Lafayette and Right to Life Indianapolis, has announced plans for the solemn Roe v. Wade observance events in Indianapolis on Jan. 23-24.

The events begin with a Vigil for Life at St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., in Indianapolis, from 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 23, co-sponsored by the archdiocese and the Lafayette Diocese.

Local Catholic composer, singer and songwriter Francesca LaRosa will lead participants in praise and worship, and local Catholic Dr. Casey Delcoco will give a hope and healing witness on the Abortion Reversal Protocol. Eucharistic adoration and the sacrament of reconciliation will be available.

During the free event, donations will be accepted to benefit the ministries of the archdiocesan Office of Human Life and Dignity and the Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Lafayette.

Vigil registration, which is requested but not required, is available at indyhld.flocknote.com/signup/76535. For questions, contact Brie Anne Varick, coordinator of the Office of Human Life and Dignity, at 317-236-1543 or bvarick@archindy.org.

On Jan. 24, Archbishop Charles C. Thompson will serve as primary celebrant with Lafayette Bishop Timothy L. Doherty concelebrating during a special Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:30 a.m.

The Indiana March for Life and rally, both sponsored by Right to Life Indianapolis, will take place after the Mass. The march will begin at noon starting from West Georgia Street next to St. John the Evangelist Church. It will proceed to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Monument Circle) then to the south steps of the State Capitol Building at 200 W. Washington St.

There, a rally will take place featuring pro-life speakers.

For more information on the march and rally, contact Right to Life Indianapolis president Marc Tuttle at marc@rtlindy.org or 317-582-1526. To register for the Indiana March for Life, go to indyhld.flocknote.com/signup/76537.

For those unable to attend the Indianapolis events, a Sanctity of Life Sunday event will take place in Terre Haute at the Vigo County Courthouse at 3rd Street and Wabash Avenue from 2-3:30 p.m. on Jan. 23. Signs will be provided for this prayerful, solemn observance. Parking may be available behind the Vigo County Court House. For more information, call Tom McBroom 812-841-0060.†

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