Saints for Life Club Update
By Rachel Richter
The busiest time of year has begun for the Saints for Life club. In a matter of two short weeks, over 70 club members and chaperones will travel to Washington D.C. for the annual pro-life rally. As a result, club members are rushing to complete the required amount of “activities” in order to attend.
For the past 40 years, the March for Life has been held on the anniversary of the legalization of abortion with Roe v. Wade. This year’s 40th Anniversary March in protest to abortion will be held on Wednesday, January 22. Students, staff, and chaperones travel by bus to attend this event in order to defend life and ultimately end the legalization of abortion in the United States.
In order for Seton students to attend the March, they must complete 2 major activities and 8 minor activities. Activities include anything that you participate in through the Saints for Life club, including club meetings. Many students may be worried about completing the required amount of activities in time for the March. However, there are still a few upcoming opportunities available.
On Saturday, January 11 there will be a night of Encounter for high school students at the Holy Spirit Center. This will be a night of powerful worship before the Blessed Sacrament, and students will come to encounter Christ. Junior Phuong Phan says, “If you have never experienced this before, this is your chance. You will find out what it is like to feel Christ’s presence like never before.” All are welcome, the cost is free, and it will count as one minor activity for the March. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Center on 5440 Moeller Avenue.
Another opportunity coming up is the Paddle Party fundraiser event on Sunday, January 12 at 3:30 p.m. This event is conducted by the Mother Seton Knights of Columbus in order to sponsor our upcoming trip on the March for Life. There will be vendors, split the pot, a basket raffle, and food. You may donate a baby item for a free raffle ticket. The fundraiser will take place at Knights of Columbus Hall located at 4109 West Eighth Street across from St. William Church in West Price Hill.
Also, on Saturday, January 18 you can attend the 2014 Prolife Rosary Procession and Rally. The procession begins at 11:00 a.m. at City Hall and ends with a noon rally at Fountain Square. Featured speakers at this event are former Ohio State Representative Tom Brinkman, prolife attorney Richard Brueggeman, plus an additional speaker to be decided. There will be a short interval between the procession and rally for people to refresh themselves with hot chocolate, coffee, and doughnuts. This will count as one major activity if you attend, and you can visit the Cincinnati Prolife website for more information at http://cincinnatiprolife.org/rosary_procession.htm.
On Sunday, January 19 from seven to nine p.m. you can attend St. Gertrude’s youth group for Bishop Binzer’s talk about what it means to be prolife. This will count as three minor activities and everyone is welcome. This will be held at St. Gertrude’s school cafeteria on 7630 Shawnee Run Road.
Finally, the club will be having Mass and also a bonding event on Monday, January 20 before we leave for the March for Life. This will take place at Seton at a time and location still to be decided. This will count as one major activity, although any club member is welcome even if you are not going on the March.
If you have not yet met your activity requirement for the March for Life, there are still a few opportunities available in the next coming weeks. However, if you are worried that you won’t be able to complete enough activities in time, please contact Mr. Kovacic for help and advice.