By The Message staff
Bishop Joseph M. Siegel will celebrate a Mass for Life at 5:30 p.m. CST Jan. 21 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. A Holy Hour will immediately follow the Mass.
The Mass is scheduled for the eve of the 29th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, which was issued Jan. 22, 1973. It also coincides with the 2022 March for Life, which is scheduled for Washington, D.C.
Again this year, COVID-19 restrictions have forced cancellation of the Pilgrimage for Life, which the Diocese of Evansville Office of Youth and Young Adults has organized for several years. OYAYA and the Diocesan Office of Family and Life have organized the Mass and Holy Hour as a way to pray for an end to abortion and remember the millions of innocent lives lost to abortion.
The Mass will be livestreamed on the Diocese of Evansville YouTube channel and the St. Benedict Cathedral Facebook page.