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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 commemorates the 46th 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 Tuesday, 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, 2019. 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.

  • 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. 

  • In addition, some other act of penance in reparation for sin committed against life. 

For further information or questions contact the Family Life Office at 507-233-5328 or cfier@dnu.org.

Bus Transportation Opportunities:

Marshall Area and Highway 19 Route  

A bus will load at Marshall at 6:45 a.m. in the northwest corner of the Market Street Mall parking lot. Additional stops can be arranged in Redwood Falls and other points along the way. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and to dress warmly. To reserve your spot, contact Lori Timmerman at 507-476-0070 or email her at ltimmerman@holy-redeemer.com.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity – New Ulm

The pilgrimage will start at the 7:00 A.M. Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, followed by loading the coach bus at 7:40 a.m. for the MCCL Rally at the MN State Capital. We will return at 3:00 p.m. Register soon to reserve a seat by calling the Cathedral office at 507-354-4158. Questions can be directed to trip coordinator Kate Sloot at sloot@newulmtel.net.

Our Living Water & Shepherd of Souls Area Faith Communities:

A bus will be leaving from the following locations:

Time         Miles    Instruction

  • 6:30 AM    0.0        Depart Church of Our Lady of the Lakes, Spicer, MN 56288

  • 6:50 AM    17.1      Arrive South side of Kandi Mall, Willmar, MN 56201

  • 7:05 AM    17.1      Depart South side of Kandi Mall, Willmar, MN 56201

  • 7:43 AM    45.6      Arrive Church of St Philip, Litchfield, MN

  • 7:58 AM    45.6      Depart Church of St Philip, Litchfield, MN

  • 8:09 AM    52.0      Arrive Church of St John, Darwin, MN

  • 8:24 AM    52.0      Depart Church of St John, Darwin, MN

  • 9:49 AM    121.4    Arrive Cathedral of Saint Paul, St Paul, MN 55102

**  For further information, contact the parishes involved.

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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.