Diocesan Administrator of the Gary Diocese Rev. Michael J. Yadron will preside at the annual Respect Life Celebration and Cross Installation on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Students from Catholic schools throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area will be in attendance.
The event, which coincides with Respect Life Month, will begin at 9:30AM on the lawn of the Franciscan Health Dyer campus, 24, Joliet Street.
“Thanks to the principals and teachers of our Gary Diocesan Schools, Franciscan Health Dyer’s Celebration of Life program is celebrating its 26th year. The annual program now gathers more than 1200 junior high and high school youths to celebrate their goodness and potential coupled with the challenge to be instruments of God’s love to others,” said Sister Aloysius Albert, hospital chaplain.
Bishop Noll Institute Principal Lorenza Pastrick will be the guest speaker and deliver remarks on this year’s theme “Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life.” Music will be coordinated by David Herr of the Diocese of Gary.
Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend.