Deacon Joe Cilia, from Church of the Holy Child in Wilmington, will conduct a prayer service at the graveside of 63 aborted children at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9:45 a.m.
The half-hour prayer service will begin with a short procession from the Queen of the Apostles Chapel to the grave. It is part of the annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children co-sponsored by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League. Members of the Delaware Knights of Columbus and other representatives of the pro-life community will be in attendance. The public is invited and cemetery attendants will be on hand to direct visitors to the chapel.
The grave in Cathedral Cemetery holds the earthly remains of 63 aborted babies that were abandoned at a Chicago abortion facility and brought to Wilmington by Delaware Right to Life in December 1988.
After the prayer service, attendees are invited to go to Church of the Holy Child Social Hall, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington, for a free showing of the movie “Unplanned” and luncheon from 11:00 to 2:00. This event is sponsored by 40 Days for Life of Wilmington. Please RSVP for the luncheon before Sept. 10 to 302-723-9254.
Cathedral Cemetery, serving the community since 1876, is one of three regional cemeteries owned and operated by Catholic Cemeteries, Inc. Members of Catholic families belonging to other denominations are welcome at Cathedral Cemetery. In accordance with norms of ecumenism, members of Christian denominations without comparable facilities are also welcome at Cathedral Cemetery. Additional information about Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Wilmington is available online at www.cdow.org/cemeteries.