Nine local ministries that help women and children will take part in local March for Life in Saginaw on Friday
SAGINAW- Nine local pro-life ministries that help women and children will take part in the local ecumenical March for Life in Saginaw on Friday, Jan. 20.
H.I.S. Restoration Ministries in Saginaw and Joshua’s House in Clare offer mothers a place to stay during pregnancy. Both ministries also offer guidance and help for mothers as they prepare to transition to permanent housing.
“We’re here for all moms,” said Lori Becker, Coordinator of Diocesan Outreach for the Diocese of Saginaw. “We want to listen to moms and help them during pregnancy and after their child is born. Our goal for the March for Life and our daily ministry, is to love and care for people in need.”
Representatives or information about the following ministries will be available at the reception at Holy Family Church in Saginaw, starting at 11:30 a.m.:
Life Clinic Community Resources (Midland, Bay City and Saginaw) - Offers medical and support services for women and men facing planned or unplanned pregnancy.
Hopeful Future Scholarship (Saginaw) - Assists pregnant women or new moms in continuing their college classes to achieve their dreams while choosing life.
Walking with Moms in Need - supports local pregnancy centers where they exist, and finds and shares other resources with pregnant and parenting women.
Joshua’s House- Offers mothers a place to stay during their pregnancy, guidance and help as they prepare to transition to permanent housing, classes and more.
Rachel’s Vineyard – Helps moms and dads find healing after an abortion.
Mother Teresa Fund - provides financial assistance to individuals or couples experiencing limited financial resources while awaiting the birth of their child and/or during the initial period following the birth.
The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan – Provides gifts that serve programs and ministries provided throughout the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw and beyond.
Saginaw County Right to Life – Works to restore legal protection to members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide, or euthanasia.
H.I.S. Restoration Ministries - Offers mothers a place to stay during their pregnancy and guidance and assistance as they prepare to transition to permanent housing.
The local March will take place on the same day as the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., where people of all faiths will walk in the 50th annual March for Life and celebrate the momentous overturn of Roe v. Wade.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend this local event which begins at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of Mary of Assumption.
9 a.m. Ecumenical Rally at the Cathedral, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
10 a.m. March for Life from the Cathedral to Holy Family Parish, 1525 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw
11 a.m. 30-minute Ecumenical Prayer Service at Holy Family Parish
11:30 a.m. Reception in the lower level of Holy Family Parish featuring resource tables from various pro-life organizations, snacks and refreshments. The reception is sponsored by The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan.
Note: Shuttle buses will be available to and from the Cathedral and Holy Family Parish
Speakers and prayer leaders include: Bishop Robert Gruss;Pastor Claudia Delgado of New Beginnings Ministries Outreach; Pastors Weldon and Kathleen Townsend of Shield of Faith Ministries; Pastor James Glenn of Center of Attraction Outreach; Lisa Coleman of H.I.S. Restoration Ministries; Barb McNutt of Joshua’s House Maternity Home and Pregnancy Center; Pastor Charles Coleman, New Faith Temple Church of God in Christ; Deacon Larry Gayton of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw and Lori Drake of Life Clinic Community Resources.
For more information, contact the Coordinator of Diocesan Outreach, Lori Becker, at 989-797-6652 or email@example.com. The local March is hosted by the Diocese of Saginaw. Visit the diocesan website, saginaw.org for additional updates and information.