Each year on the first Sunday of October, “Life Chain” invites people from many different religious affiliations to stand on a designated sidewalk in their town or city and pray for one hour while holding a sign bearing a Pro-Life message.
Last year, “Life Chains” took place in 1,700 locations across North America, including Fort Frances.
This year’s event will be held Sunday (Oct. 3) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Signs will be available at the main door of St. Mary’s Church here at 2:15 p.m.
Thanks to the efforts of Jim McLeod, the signs have been updated and should prove much easier to display.
Local participants then will proceed to Scott Street, where they will spread out at 40-foot intervals along the north sidewalk west from Armit Avenue to spend the hour in silent prayer for an end to the anti-life forces at work in our world today.
Prior to the “Life Chain,” there will be a “Rosary for Life” at St. Mary’s Church starting at 2 p.m., after which signs can be picked up at the main entrance.