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‘9 Days for Life’ campaign details are announced

HARRISBURG — Numerous activities will take place in the Diocese of Harrisburg to mark the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision of Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decision leading to the legalization of abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

Activities are planned within the 9 Days for Life campaign, an annual period of prayer and action from Saturday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 26.

Holy Hours for Life at local churches:

Coal Township, Our Lady of Hope — 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21.

Selinsgrove, Saint Pius X — 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21.

Sunbury, Saint Monica — 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.

Trevorton, Saint Patrick — 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21.

The Diocesan Respect-Life Mass will take place this Sunday at Good Shepherd Church, 3435 Trindle Road, Camp Hill. Mass begins at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Schenck as celebrant and homilist. The public is welcome.

The 45th Annual March for Life at the National Mall will take place on Monday, Jan. 29. A bus for Saint Joseph, Danville, will depart at 7 a.m. and will return at approximately 10:30 p.m. (the bus will stop briefly at a food court on the way home for dinner).

Contact the parish office at 570-275-2512 or Dave Brady at for more information or to register. Cost: Saint Joseph Parish Knight of Columbus are sponsoring this event (parishioners have priority).