The annual Mass for Life was celebrated by Bishop Robert J. McManus on Monday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester. Celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation, a feast day with special theological significance for the pro-life cause, since it celebrates the moment when God the Son assumed human nature in Mary’s womb.

Students from the Catholic Schools of the diocese packed the Cathedral to join in the Mass and award ceremony. The Mother Teresa Pro-Life Award, the Ruth V. K. Pakaluk Pro-Life Youth Award, and the Gospel of Life Award, given annually to individuals who have shown heroic witness to the intrinsic value of each human life, were presented.

Brother Peter Mary was honored to be the recipient of the “Gospel of Life Award” which the Bishop presented to him for his stand against pro-choice politicians who were assigned to sponsor IHM Band in a recent parade.

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