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Life News in Brief - January 2017

The Northern Cross - January 2017
Life News in Brief

Novena of Masses

The Hibbing Deanery of the Diocese of Duluth will be praying a novena of Masses for the protection of all human life from conception to natural death and to unite people of life in prayer and with each other. Everyone is invited to participate in one or more of these novena Masses and to attend a coffee social following the Masses. The schedule of Masses is as follows:

Jan. 14, St. Joseph Church, 113 S.W. Fourth St., Chisholm at 5 p.m.

Jan. 15, Our Lady of the Snows Church, 320 Golf Course Lane, Big Fork at 9 a.m.

Jan. 16, Blessed Sacrament Church, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing at 8 a.m.

Jan. 17, St. Joseph Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids at 9 a.m.

Jan. 18, St. Charles Church, 308 Central Ave. N., Cass Lake at 9 a.m.

Jan. 19, St. Augustine Church, 601 N.W. Second St., Cohasset at 8:30 a.m.

Jan. 20, St. Mary Church, 15 First Ave. N.E., Deer River at noon

Jan. 21, St. Cecilia Church, 326 Second St., Nashwauk at 4:15 p.m.

Jan. 22, Blessed Sacrament Church, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing at 10 a.m.

For additional information contact Mary Wanhala at (218) 262-5541.

Diocese bringing bus to March for Life in St. Paul

The Diocese of Duluth is again planning to take a bus to the 2017 March for Life in St. Paul in commemoration of legalized abortion on Sunday, Jan. 22. Details will be on the diocesan website in the department of marriage and family life.

Post-abortion counseling available

Hurting after abortion? You are not alone. The Diocese of Duluth is here to help you heal through our post abortion ministry, Project Rachel. This ministry offers a confidential helpline for you to speak with someone about your experience. A willing person to listen who has been specially trained to help you sort through unresolved feelings and conflict is just a confidential call away at (218) 421-7110. Move beyond the pain, call today.

Youth for Life in Hibbing

The Youth for Life group of Assumption School in Hibbing met for a Christmas gathering in December. The fifth- and sixth-grade students heard Father Nick Nelson talk about being prolife and the concerns of promoting the dignity of the natural bodily life and the connection of safeguarding the spiritual life of each soul. The children responded to the question of what they could give to Jesus on his birthday with actions such as: pray more, be nice to brothers or sisters, go to Mass, listen to teachers and help around the house. They were told doing these things would help them grow in virtue. The children had the opportunity to write Jesus a Christmas card with their intentions, which they will bring to Mass on Christmas to offer to the new born King.

Knights support Options for Women

Knights of Columbus Council 1649 held a fundraising dinner for the Hibbing Options for Women at Blessed Sacrament Parish. Over 150 people attended the meal in support of the local prolife facility.