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Bishop Bonnar to celebrate Mass for Life on October 1 at 11:30am

Mass for Life will take place at St. Paul Parish in North Canton


September 27. 2023

CONTACT: Justin Huyck, Director of Communications
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The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, will preside at a Mass for Life on Sunday, October 1, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Parish, 241 S. Main St., North Canton, to mark the beginning of October Respect Life Month. The Annual Mass for Life is celebrated as part of the Church’s prayerful commitment to consistently celebrate and protect life, and foster a greater respect for human life at every stage and in all circumstances.

This year’s Mass for Life coincides with the combined efforts of the Catholic dioceses in Ohio, in conjunction with the Catholic Conference of Ohio, to pray and work for the defeat of the pro-abortion amendment to the Ohio Constitution. For more information about these efforts, please visit In addition, prayers will be offered for the success of the Second Annual Ohio March for Life in Columbus, and the bishop will bless pilgrims planning to attend the March. Also, Bishop Bonnar will offer a special blessing of children in the womb and their families. A reception will follow. All are welcome – no reservations needed.

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