News Notes – January 2, 2014

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Annual Prayer Service for Life set for Jan. 22

The annual Prayer Service for Life will take place at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The event is sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life.

As in past years, the prayer service will be followed by a rally at the State Capitol. The rally, sponsored by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life features speakers and an introduction of state pro-life legislators.

Those hurt by abortion invited to prayer vigil

The St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul will host an All Night Prayer Vigil for Hope, Healing and Mercy beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the seminary’s St. Mary’s Chapel. The vigil is open to all, with a special invitation to those who have been hurt by abortion.

The event begins with Mass at 7 p.m., followed by eucharistic adoration from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day. Confession will be available from 8 to 10 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed at 3 a.m., and the event will close with Benediction and repose of the Blessed Sacrament at 7 a.m.

For more information visit the website or call Sharon Wilson, archdiocesan respect life coordinator, at (651) 291-4506.

Typhoon victims get help from local collections

Members of parishes throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have donated more than $125,000 to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Phillippines and Vietnam in November.

The money, received from second collections at Masses the weekend after Thanksgiving, is on its way to the region via Catholic Relief Services, which continues to collect donations for typhoon victims. The money will help those still without shelter and needing food, water and medical care.

Throughout 2013, second collections raised $1.8 million to help those in need locally and throughout the world, in addition to supporting retired religious and helping to restore the Cathedral of St. Paul.

Those wanting to donate to the relief effort can visit crs.org or call 877-435-7277.

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