Lend a hand at a 'Life Chain' near you
Catholic churches and other faith groups will participate in sidewalk "Life Chains" on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 7, joining more than 1,500 similar prayer vigils across the U.S. and Canada to give witness to the thousands of babies killed by abortion every day.
For more information about the nationwide prayer effort, check out www.lifechain.net.
Here is a list of the vigils scheduled within the Diocese of Charlotte, as of press time on Sept. 26:
2:45 to 4 p.m.: North Main St. at North Central Ave. Seth Dobson, 704-293-7741
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Everett St. at Mitchell St. Marzena Bradley, 828-477-4148
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Arboretum - Providence Road at Windbluff Dr.
12:45 to 2 p.m.: Shamrock at Crestmont Dr.
1-2 p.m.: University City Blvd.
2-3 p.m.: Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. at Rea Road. John and JoAnn VanCamp, 980-307-9835
2-3 p.m.: Idlewild at Valley Grove Road
2-3 p.m.: Kings at Morehead (park at The Map Shop)
2-3 p.m.: Providence Road at Sharon Road
2-4 p.m.: Pineville-Matthews Road (Hwy. 51) at Rea Road
3-4 p.m.: Johnston Road/Park Road at each intersection. Danielle Mathis, 704-756-5756
3-4 p.m.: Cameron Woods (Birnen and Johnston Road entrance)
3-4 p.m.: Charlotte Catholic High School
3-4 p.m.: Corner of Park Road and Mockingbird Lane (east side)
3-4 p.m.: Holy Trinity Middle School
3-4 p.m.: Huntingtown Farms (entrance at Goneaway)
3-4 p.m.: Kenilworth Blvd. and Scott/East Blvd. (Note: Park at St. Patrick Cathedral.)
3-4 p.m.: Park Crossing (Park Crossing Dr. entrance)
3-4 p.m.: Park Road Park (east/tennis court side)
3-4 p.m.: Park Road Park (west/playground side)
3-4 p.m.: South Mecklenburg High School (south entrance at light)
3-4 p.m.: St. Vincent de Paul Church
3-4 p.m.: St. Ann Church
2-3 p.m.: Hwy. 29 (Concord Pkwy.) at Centerview Road. Leigh Ann Loyd, 704-938-HOPE
3-4 p.m.: Main St. at Highlands Road at Big Bear Park on the greenway. Julie Tastinger, 828-421-2473
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Hwy. 70 at Robinson Road. Patty Beigay, 828-465-1439
2-3 p.m.: Main St. Waylon Chastain, 828-526-9609
2-3 p.m.: Stumptown at Ranson Road. Seth Dobson, 704-293-7741
2-3 p.m.: Cannon Blvd. at First St. Timothy Brennan, 704-938-7393
2-3:30 p.m.: East Main St. at Hwy. 321. Alan Hoyle, 980-429-6021
12:30-1:30 p.m.: At St. Luke Church on Lawyers Road
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Hwy. 601/Yadkinville Road. Yvonne Smith, 336-751-2973.
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Yadkinville Road at Blaise Baptist Church. Mark and Gwen Jones, 336-940-2591
2-3:30 p.m.: Hwy. 150 at Williamson Road. Terri Geraci, 704-493-8439
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Iredell Ave. at East Statesville Ave. Pastor Bill Tietje, 704-664-2182
2-3 p.m.: Burkemont Ave. at Hwy. 64. Darrin Stillwell, 828-584-4618
5:30-7 p.m.: Mount Holly-Huntersville Road at Rozzelles Ferry Road. Brian Taule, 704-394-6181
2-3 p.m.: Peachtree St. in front of the courthouse. Nancy Lorie, 305-978-0724
2-3 p.m.: Main St. at Innes St. Barbara Franklin, 704-636-2117
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Gidney St. at McGowan St., in front of St. Mary Church
2-3:30 p.m.: Glenway Drive at Crossroads. Linda Harmon, 704-528-3741
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Main St. at the old courthouse. David and Allene Ramsey, 828-586-8822
2:15-3:30 p.m.: Designated areas along Hwy. 16 and Hwy. 75. Peggy Dvorak, 704-843-3495
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Walnut St. at Russ Avenue:
St. Margaret of Scotland Church and St. John the Evangelist Church members will join together. Cynthia Hall, 828-926-9706
2:30-4 p.m.: Hanes Mall Blvd., west of Stratford Road. Donna Dyer, 336-408-4286
Join the pro-life rosary in High Point each month
HIGH POINT — A Pro-Life Rosary prayer vigil to pray for an end to abortion will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at 901 North Main St. and Sunset Drive.
The Pro-Life Rosary is held on the first Saturday of each month. Parking is available on-site. Contact Jim Hoyng (336-882-9593) or Paul Klosterman (336-848-6835).
FROM THE PASTORS
Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy