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Light for Life Event
National Sanctity of Human Life Day
Saturday, January 22, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Dear Friend of Life:
A blessed holiday season and a healthy and happy new year! January offers several ways to support the sanctity of all life from conception to natural death.
Saturday, January 22nd, 7:30 to 8 p.m.: Right to Life McHenry County is hosting Light for Life at the pavilion on Woodstock Square in concert with National Sanctity of Human Life Day, a vigil and a call to action recognizing the sanctity of the 62,000,000 human lives lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade January 22, 1973.
The vigil will include brief speeches, prayer, and tolling of bells.
Hot chocolate and candles will be provided.Right to Life McHenry County has asked church of various denominations to toll their bells 62 times this day at noon and 6 p.m.
In addition, each mayor and village president within our county has been asked to fly the new pro-life flag at half mast for the entire weekend.
Please encourage your pastor and city leader to participate.
What a meaningful way to commemorate these lost lives. Pro-life flags are available for purchase at prolifeflag.com.
Flag magnets from Right to Life McHenry County will be available in January at many churches for you to display on your cars. Check with your church.
Pray Outside Planned Parenthood: Every first Friday of the month, Right to Life McHenry County has a small group of prayer warriors outside Planned Parenthood in Aurora (3051 E. New York St., Aurora). We arrive at approximately 10:15 a.m. and return to McHenry County at approximately 1:30 p.m. Let us know if you would like to carpool or meet us there!
March for Life Chicago, January 8th: the Pro-Life Convention, starting at the Hilton at 720 S. Michigan Ave at 8 a.m., includes a youth rally and educational sessions. Actual march begins at Daley Plaza at 1:00 p.m. Catholic Mass follows at the Hilton at 4 p.m., then a banquet and cocktail hour. For details and registration: Marchforlifechicago.org.
Rockford walk for Life January 15th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Join fellow pro-lifers for a rally starting at the Rockford Federal Courthouse followed by a peaceful, prayerful walk pass the State of Illinois building and returning to the Federal Courthouse. Please visit Proliferockford.com for details.
We are hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion for any reason at any time in the pregnancy. So far McHenry County has been blessed not to have any abortion facilities; however, we must be vigilant to keep abortion out of our community!
Please include the pro-life mission among your new year’s resolution actions, and especially, keep praying for all to recognize the God given sanctity of all human life.
Watch for upcoming events hosted by our pro-life PAC, McHenry County Pro-Life Victory PAC. (Right to Life McHenry County is not affiliated or involved with any pro-life events of McHenry County GoPAC).
Stephanie Hanlon, PresidentRight to Life McHenry County