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SECOND ANNUAL ARCHDIOCESAN MARCH FOR LIFE
Area Churches Also To Host Vigils For Life

CHICAGO, IL (January 18, 2007)—The second annual March For Life will take place immediately following the Sunday, January 21, 12:30 p.m. Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior streets. This pro-life march will begin on the Cathedral's front steps, and will proceed north on State Street to Chicago Avenue, and then east to the Old Chicago Water Tower, 800 N. Michigan Ave., where a prayer vigil will be held.

The March For Life is one of many Archdiocesan prayer services, vigils and events marking the 34th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. They are designed to promote awareness about the more than 46 million lives lost to abortion, and to raise in prayer the women and men who are suffering from the decision to abort their child.

The following parishes are hosting prayer vigils and events during the coming week:

  • ARLINGTON HEIGHTS—Our Lady of the Wayside, 450 S. Mitchell, will host Mass along with St. Edna and St. James parishes, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, January 20.
  • BROOKFIELD—St. Barbara, 4008 Prairie Ave., Vigil for Life, with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m., Monday, January 22.
  • CHICAGO—Immaculate Conception, 7211 W. Talcott Ave., Holy Hour for Life, following 6 p.m. Mass, Saturday, January 20. CHICAGO—Immaculate Heart of Mary, 3834 N. Spaulding Ave., Holy Hour for Life, 3 p.m. Sunday, January 21.
  • CHICAGO—St. Clement, 642 W. Deming Pl., Holy Hour/Gospel for Life before the Blessed Sacrament, 6 p.m., Monday, January 22.
  • CHICAGO—St. Pascal, 3935 N. Melvina Ave., Vigil for Life, 3 p.m. Sunday, January 21.
  • CHICAGO—Queen of the Universe, 7114 S. Hamlin Ave., Vigil for Life, 7 p.m. Monday, January 22.
  • CHICAGO—St. Thomas the Apostle, 5472 S.Kimbark Ave., Interfaith Service for Life, 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 22.
  • CHICAGO—St. Thomas More, 2825 W. 81st St., Pro-Life Holy Hour, 7 p.m., Monday, January 22.
  • CHICAGO—St. Timothy, 6326 N. Washtenaw Ave., Holy Hour for Life, following 8 a.m. Mass and recitation of the Rosary, Monday, January 22.
  • CICERO—St. Frances of Rome Church, 1500 S. 59th Ct., Holy Hour for Life, 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 24.
  • DES PLAINES—St. Zachary, 567 W. Algonquin Rd., adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary and Prayer Vigil for Life, 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 23.
  • EVANSTON—St. Joan of Arc, 9248 N. Lawndale, Holy Hour for Life Mass, 7 p.m. Monday, January 22.
  • GRAYSLAKE—St. Gilbert, 301 E. Belvedere Rd., Holy Hour for Life in the chapel, 7 p.m. Monday, January 22.
  • LAGRANGE PARK—St. Louise de Marillac, 1144 Harrison Ave., Holy Hour for Life, 5 p.m. Sunday, January 21.
  • LAKE VILLA—Prince of Peace, 135 S. Milwaukee Ave., Pro-Life Holy Hour, 7:30 p.m., Monday, January 22.
  • LIBERTYVILLE—St. Joseph, 121 E. Maple Ave., Vigil for Life, with recitation of the Rosary, benediction and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 7 p.m., Sunday, January 21.
  • NILES—St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Knights of Columbus' Respect Life Night with Mass, recitation of the Rosary, benediction and Honor Guard of Our Lady of Guadalupe Image, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 24.
  • NORTHBROOK—St. Norbert, 1809 Walters Ave., Holy Hour for Life, 4:30 p.m., Sunday, January 21.
  • ORLAND PARK—Our Lady of the Woods, 10731 W. 131st St., Holy Hour for Life, with a recitation of the Rosary and Mass, 8:10 a.m., Monday, January 22. A litany, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction follows at 9 a.m.
  • PARK RIDGE—St. Paul of the Cross, 320 S. Washington St., Candlelight Prayer Vigil, 5 p.m., Sunday, January 21 on the front steps of the church. There will also be a Respect Life Holy Hour, 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 23 in the Adoration Chapel.
  • PALOS HEIGHTS—St. Alexander, 126th St. and 71st Ave., Pro-Life Eucharistic Adoration, Monday, January 22 following 8:45 a.m. Mass, and until a 3:45 p.m. benediction.
  • RIVER FOREST—St. Luke, 528 Lathrop Ave., Mass and overnight vigil, 8 p.m., Monday, January 22.
  • WESTCHESTER—Divine Infant, 1601 Newcastle Ave., 7:30 p.m., Monday, January 22.
  • WESTCHESTER—Divine Providence, 2550 Mayfair Ave., Rosary for Life followed by the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m., Monday, January 22 in the parish ministry center chapel.
  • WINNETKA—Ss. Faith, Hope and Charity, 191 Linden St., Holy Hour for Life, 7:30 p.m., Monday, January 22 at the Bell Tower.

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