Annual Day of Prayer for Life Wednesday

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Published on June 17 2013 3:24 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Plans are being finalized by the Effingham County Right to Life Committee for their 39th Annual Day of Prayer to be held in St. Francis Catholic Church on Main Street in Teutopolis on Wednesday, June 19.

The purpose of the day is to make reparation to God for the abortions performed in the US since the legalization of abortion in 1973.

The day is open to all faiths that respect life.  Mass is scheduled at 8am, followed by continuous prayer throughout the day until the 7:30pm closing Mass with Reverend David Hoefler, pastor of St. Anthony and Sacred Heart parishes in Effingham and St. Mary's Parish in Shumway as celebrant and homilist.

A reception will be held after the closing Mass in St. Clare Hall, adjoining the church, for everyone who wishes to speak to Father Hoefler.  Refreshments will be served.

Here's a list of churches and organizations that expressed a desire to pray at a specific hour.  However, everyone is welcome any time that is convenient.

9am--St. Francis, Teutopolis and St. Mary's, Green Creek

10am--St. Anthony, Effingham and Catholic Daughters of America #720, Effingham

11am--Sacred Heart, Effingham; Secular Franciscans; Robinson; Oblong; Casey; Greenup; Marshall churches

Noon--silent hour; all volunteers

1pm--St. Mary's, Shumway; St. Mary's, Neoga

2pm--St. Michael's, Sigel; St. Clare's, Altamont; St. Anne's, Edgewood; St. Mary's, St. Elmo;

3pm--Sacred Heart, Lillyville; St. Rose, Montrose; St. Mary's, Ste. Marie; St. Thomas, Newton

4pm--St. Isidore, Dieterich; all youth of the area

5pm--Catholic Daughters of America #1711, Teutopolis; Immaculate Conception, Mattoon; St. Charles, Charleston; EIU Newman Center, Charleston

6pm--Knights of Columbus Councils of Effingham, Teutopolis, Newton, Neoga, Sigel, Mattoon, Robinson and all men of Effingham Deanery

7pm--benediction and silent prayer until 7:30pm

7:30pm--closing Mass with Father Hoefler