Noteworthy: Monday, January 21, 2013
Church bells to mark Roe anniversary
HARRISBURG - Church bells will toll throughout the Diocese of Harrisburg Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
The Rev. Paul Schenck, director of the Respect Life Office for the diocese, is organizing the effort. He hopes to have the Catholic churches in the 15-county diocese toll their bells 40 times. He suggested the bells be rung at 3 p.m., the Hour of Mercy, the hour that Jesus died on the cross, but parishes can adjust the time of the ringing to fit local schedules.
Grief support group meetings planned
NORTHUMBERLAND - The public is invited to join SUN Home Health & Hospice for its grief support group. The group is free of charge.
The six-week session, which aims to ease the emotional pain of those who have lost a loved one, will meet weekly from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 13 through March 20, at the organization's corporate office, 61 Duke St. (next to the Front Street Station).
Anyone interested in attending the grief support group or having questions may call Jim Taylor, hospice chaplain/bereavement coordinator, at 1-800-634-5232, extension 2473, or Susan Hamilton, community relations assistant, extension 1669.
These meetings are open not only to SUN Home Hospice families, but all members of the community who have lost loved ones and could benefit from caring support.