Annual ‘Chains’ to Link Prayer and Pro-Life Witness Oct. 7
September 27, 2018
DIOCESE—Parishes in the Rockford Diocese are planning to hold annual Life Chains, along with some opportunities to pray the rosary in public. Most will be held, on Oct. 7.
Life Chains provide a peaceful and prayerful public witness. Diocesan paricipants stand with thousands across the country in honor of millions of babies whose lives have been lost to abortion, and to pray for people in crisis situations and for our nation.
Life Chains and rosaries confirmed by parishes or on the Life Chain website are:
Oct. 7
AURORA: 2:30-330 p.m.; East New York Sreet at Oakhurst Drive. Aurora Area chain; participants should arrive early. Info: Chuck Jones, 630/896-3826
BATAVIA: 1 p.m., Rosary Coast to Coast.  Info: Holy Cross Parish, 630/879-4750
BELVIDERE: 2-3:30 p.m.; State Street Bridge. Info: Dennis or Clarita Sullivan, 815/793-0513, 815/793-1386 
CRYSTAL LAKE: 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Illinois Rte 14 at Teckler Blvd, Info: George and Helen Jost, 847/658-8379
DIXON: 2-3 p.m.; North Galena Avenue at Morgan Street. Meet for prayer at park shelter at 1:45 p.m. Signs will be available at John Dixon Park between Chamberlin and Morgan Streets at 1:45 p.m.  Info: Margaret Brechon, 815/288-1156
ELBURN: 2-3 p.m.; Illinois Rt. 47 (Main Street) at 120 W.  Shannon St. Info:Darlene Biggs, 630/365-6030
FREEPORT: 1-2 p.m.; Illinois Rte. 26 (West Avenue) at Stephenson Street.  Sponsor: Aquin Schools Pro-Life Advocates Willing to Stand  (PAWS). Info: Connie Gogel 815/235-3154, ext. 230
FULTON: 2-3 p.m.; 14th Avenue at Seventh Street. Info: Father Matthew Camaioni,  630/338-5015
RICHMOND: 2-3 p.m.; US Rt. 12 at Illinois Rte. 173. Meet at St. Joseph Parish, 10219 N. Main St. Info: Laura Brumm, 262/374-9338 
ROCKFORD: 2-3 p.m.;  Alpine Road at Highcrest Road. Signs at Holy Family Parish. Info: JoAnn Marie Lewis, 815/978-1239
ROCKFORD: 3-4 p.m.; Alpine and Highcrest roads. Rosary Coast to Coast. Info: 815/519-7066;
ST. CHARLES: 2-3 p.m.; Illinois Rt. 64 (Main Street) at Illinois Rt. 25 (Fifth Avenue). Info: Ken Konetzki, 630/745-0519 
SOUTH BELOIT: 3-4 p.m.; St. Peter, 620 Blackhawk Blvd.  Coast to Coast Rosary. Info: 815/525-3400
STERLING: 12:45-2 p.m.;  Locust Street at Sixth Street. Info: Deacon John Kellen, 815/626-3965
WEST DUNDEE: 12:45-2 P.M.; Illinois Rt. 72 (Main Street) at Illinois Rt. 31 (Eighth Street). Info: Daniel Biggins, 630/659-7679
WONDER LAKE: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; East Wonder Lake Road at Hancock Drive. For Northern Kane County.  Info: Mary Beth Valle, 815/337-1952
Oct. 14
MARENGO: noon-1 p.m.;  U.S. Rt. 20 at Illinois Rt. 23, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.; Barbara Weidner 815-568-7217
Additional Life Chains or public rosaries may also be scheduled. Check with your parish for more information.
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