Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. will celebrate two diocesan Masses for Life in January of 2020, inviting all to pray for a greater respect for life at every stage. The first Mass for Life will take place on Sunday, January 19at 10:30 a.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, 627 McKinley Ave N.W., Canton. The second Mass for Life will take place on Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown.
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. In addition, there will be a blessing of pilgrims attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., which is held this year on January 24 to remember the 1973 Supreme decision Roe v. Wade. Information on buses going to the March for Life may be obtained by contacting the Diocese of Youngstown.
Following each Mass for Life there will be a reception including an “Expo” of respect life information. All are welcome to attend. No reservations are necessary. Donations are accepted and appreciated.
For information, contact the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at (330) 744-8451.