Bishop George E. Lynch of the Bronx, retired auxiliary of Raleigh, N.C., will preside at a morning of pro-life prayers and celebrate noon Mass Tuesday, July 4, at the Marian Shrine in West Haverstraw. Father Frank A. Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, will deliver the homily.
The annual pro-life event, held on the day celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, is titled "Spreading the Gospel of Life in America."
Also concelebrating will be Msgr. Philip J. Reilly, executive director of Helpers of God's Precious Infants, and Father Emilio Allue, S.D.B., shrine coordinator.
Prayers will begin at 8:30 a.m. with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Holy hours will be conducted at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., with Benediction immediately preceding the Mass.