National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children


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Posted Online: Aug. 30, 2013, 2:29 pm
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Press release submitted by Greg Vogele.

An outdoor Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on the lawn in front of the mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, 16th Street and 31st Avenue, Rock Island, followed by prayers at the Tomb of the Unborn Child, as part of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
The Rev. Thomas Gibson is celebrant, assisted by Deacon Russ Swim. Please bring a lawn chair.
Similar prayer services will be held simultaneously at gravesites around the country where abortion victims have been buried, as well as many other memorial sites dedicated to their honor.
Knights of Columbus units throughout the Order pay tribute to the millions of children killed by abortion by erecting memorials in Catholic cemeteries, on council hall grounds, and at parishes. Since the program began more than 1,835 monuments have been built.
The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is a joint project of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League. The event is sponsored locally by the Moline St. Mary's Respect Life Committee, Knights of Columbus Allouez Council 658, Fr. Edward Bader Assembly Honor Guard, and Calvary Cemetery.



















 




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