Annual Day of Prayer for Life Wednesday
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