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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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