January 22, 2018 commemorates the 45th anniversary of the tragic Roe vs Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in 1973. In commemoration of the anniversary, the faithful of the diocese are encouraged to attend the annual March for Life and rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Monday, January 22 sponsored by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL),
The Prayer Service for Life will take place at the Cathedral of St. Paul from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by the MCCL March to the Capitol. The rally at the Capitol will begin at noon, with the talks beginning around 12:30 p.m.
As Catholics let’s join together to pray and protect the lives of unborn children and their mothers. We can make a difference.
Partial Indulgence Granted for Attendance at March for Life in St. Paul
Bishop LeVoir has granted a partial indulgence for all Catholics from the Diocese of New Ulm who attend the March for Life in St. Paul on January 22, 2018. In addition to attending the March for Life, the usual conditions apply:
- proper interior disposition of desire to receive the indulgence,
- Sacramental Confession and Holy Communion (as soon as possible if not on the actual day, January 22),
- prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father,
- and some additional act of penance as a reparation for sin committed against life.
- The indulgence is also available to those who are aged, sick, or for any other reason unable to leave their homes, having fulfilled the same conditions, who unite themselves to the prayers that are offered that day for Respect for Life.
For further information or questions contact the Family Life Office at 507-233-5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus Transportation Opportunities:
Marshall Area and Highway 19 Route
Transportation originating from the Marshall area, and scheduling pick-ups along Highway 19, can be made by contacting John and Jennifer Rabaey at email@example.com.
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity – New Ulm
A coach bus loading at 7:40 a.m. The return time is 3:00 p.m. Register soon to reserve a seat by calling the Cathedral office at 354-4158. Questions can be directed to trip coordinator, Kate Sloot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Living Water & Shepherd of Souls Area Faith Communities:
A bus will be leaving from the following locations:
6:45 am Depart Church of Our Lady of Lakes, 15525 69th Street NE, in Spicer
7:05-7:20 am Arrive south side of Kandi Mall in Willmar, MN 56201
7:58-8:13 am Arrive Church of St. Philip, 821 E. 5th Street in Litchfield
8:24-8:39 am Arrive Church of St. John, 824 W. Curran Street in Darwin
10:04 am Arrive Cathedral of St. Paul, MN
** For further information, contact the parish.
There is no plan to stop for food anywhere so bring your own drink and snacks for the day.
For further information about the rally visit https://www.mccl.org/march