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Columbus parish to sponsor 'Celebrate Life'


The Criterion -- Indianapolis


The Criterion -- Indianapolis July 16, 1999 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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