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Life News in Brief - May 2017

The Northern Cross - May 2017
Life News in Brief

Healing after abortion

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.

Quilt ministry supports life

In January 2015, the St. Martin’s Church Quilt Ministry in Tower was formed to make quilts with the focus to promote respecting life at all stages. The women meet on the first Friday of each month in the Upper Room of the church. The sessions begin with adoration of the Blessed Eucharist and the reciting of the rosary. Participation in the ministry is not restricted just to people who sew. The group can always use help with pressing, quilt block arrangement, and cutting of fabric. The first year of the ministry the focus was on making baby quilts for the Women’s Care Center in Duluth and for new babies in the parish. In 2016, along with the baby quilts, they also completed lap quilts for the residents of Golden Horizons, the local assisted living facility. Each May they sponsor a month long “Baby Shower for Life” in which parishioners and community members are invited and encouraged to donate items to help the Women’s Care Center.

Knights support ultrasound machine

Mike Peplinski, left, Knights of Columbus district deputy, along with Bob Ornbert of Knights of Columbus Council 6587 and Father Gerald Willger of St. Joseph Church of Hayward, Wis., presented Jen Woodall, executive director of the Women’s Care Center, with a check for the purchase of a new ultrasound machine. The donation of more than $16,000 is to be used toward the purchase of a new ultrasound machine for the center. This donation, plus a donation from Msgr. O’Shea Council 15761 of the Cathedral of our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth and matching funds from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council, will pay for the machine in full.