July 16, 1999
Columbus parish to sponsor Celebrate Life Weekend July 16-18
COLUMBUS-St. Bartholomew Parish
in Columbus is sponsoring Celebrate Life Weekend July 16-18 with a variety
of pro-life programs and family activities at~several
locations. Father Richard Hogan, associate national director of Priests for
Life, will present the homily during weekend liturgies. Celebrate Life
Weekend events begin at I I a.m. on Friday with a Day of Prayer for Life and
Family at the St. Columba Oratory. Exposition and adoration of the Blessed
Sacrarnent is scheduled from I I a.m. until 6:30 p.m., when Father Hogan
will preside at Benediction.
St. Bartholomew Parish will host a Family Enrichment Day and picnic from
10:30 a.m. until I p.m. on Saturday. Father Hogan will discuss the Church's
teachings on the family, and group discussion will focus on Catholic
parenting ideas. Supervised play and child care will be provided during the
morning session on parenting. A farnily cookout begins at noon. For
reservation information, call 812-378-3266 or 812-372-2373.
Father Hogan also will speak during an ecumenical Celebrate Life Night
program at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Columbus City Hall. Representatives of
area churches and pro-life organizations will discuss pregnancy assistance
projects and post-abortion counseling available for women, men and families
in need of help and healing.
Members of the parish pro-life ministry are assisting with arrangements.
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