Bishop David J. Bonnar of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown will celebrate three diocesan Masses for Life in January of 2021, inviting all to pray for a greater respect for life at every stage and in every situation. The first Mass for Life will take place on Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Parish, 241 South Main Street, North Canton. The second will take place on Friday, January 29 at 12:10 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown, prior to the “Local Observance of Roe v. Wade” held by Mahoning County Right to Life. The third Mass for Life will take place on Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m., also at St. Columba Cathedral.
At each Mass, expectant mothers, fathers and their families will be invited to receive a blessing for their unborn babies. The “Blessing of a Child in the Womb” was created to encourage prayer and recognition of the precious gift of the child in the womb, and to foster respect for human life within society.
For information, contact the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at (330) 744-8451 extension 272.