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Wednesday, June 19, 2013by millie.lange

Reverend David Hoefler, pastor of St. Anthony, Sacred Heart, Effingham and St. Mary's, Shumway will be the celebrant and homilist for the closing 7:30 p.m. Mass for the 39th Annual Day of Prayer for Life Wednesday, June 19. This day is dedicated to all lives, lostt since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in January 1973, that abortion is legal. St. Francis Catholic Church, 203 East Main Street, Teutopolis, wil host this day as it has for the past 38 years. The day of prayer will begin with an 8 a.m. Mass, followed by continuous hours of prayer with all parishes of Effingham Deanery, participating. The hour from noon to 1 p.m. will be silent and all denominations are invited to join in prayer to stop the violence against life, any hour of the entire day. The four to five hour is designated the youth hour. However, if this hour is inconvenient, everyone is welcome when their work schedule allows. Parents and youth leaders are asked to encourage the youth to attend.

A reception for Father Hoefler will follow immediately after the 7:30 p.m. closing service in St. Clare Hall, adjoining the church. For more information, phone Mrs. Jack Koester at 217-857-3060.