Photo Essay | Mass for Life

Bishop Bonnar celebrated a Mass for Life on January 14, at St. Columba Cathedral. At the Mass, expectant mothers, fathers and their families were invited to receive a blessing for their preborn babies. The “Blessing of a Child in the Womb” was created to encourage prayer and recognition of the precious gift of the child in the womb, and to foster respect for human life within society.

In addition, there was a “Blessing of Pilgrims” who attend the National March for Life which took place on Friday, January 19, in Washington, D.C. A reception followed the Mass, featuring displays of information on respect for life and Walking with Moms in Need.

Scroll to see photos from the Mass. For information from the diocesan Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family, visit the website.

The procession at the annual Diocesan Mass for Life on January 14, 2024, at St. Columba Cathedral.
Lector reads the Scripture at the annual Diocesan Mass for Life on January 14, 2024, at St. Columba Cathedral.
Bishop Bonnar delivers his homily at the annual Diocesan Mass for Life on January 14, 2024, at St. Columba Cathedral.
Bishop greets families who have come forward to be blessed at the annual Diocesan Mass for Life on January 14, 2024, at St. Columba Cathedral.
Bishop Bonnar greets expectant mothers at the annual Diocesan Mass for Life on January 14, 2024, at St. Columba Cathedral.
Two families bring up the gifts at the annual Diocesan Mass for Life on January 14, 2024, at St. Columba Cathedral.
Bishop Bonnar blesses an infant at the annual Diocesan Mass for Life on January 14, 2024, at St. Columba Cathedral.
Couples come forward for a blessing at the annual Diocesan Mass for Life on January 14, 2024, at St. Columba Cathedral.
Monsignor Siffrin greets parishioners after the annual Diocesan Mass for Life on January 14, 2024, at St. Columba Cathedral.

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