UP Catholic 10 07 2016 E Edition Page 9

www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC RESPECT LIFE October 7, 2016 9 DIOCESAN COLLECTION DATES: OCTOBER 15TH & 16TH PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY. Blessing of a child in the womb God, author of all life, bless, we pray, this unborn child; give constant protection and grant a healthy birth that is the sign of our rebirth one day into the eternal rejoicing of heaven... ~ excerpt from the Prayer of Blessing Courtesy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops COURTESY PHOTO Prior to the annual Walk for Life in Escanaba, Audra Buchmiller, executive director of Pregnancy Services of Delta County, explains that to be pro-life is to offer support, education and encouragement for families expe- riencing a crisis pregnancy as well as those with young children. COURTESY PHOTO The local community comes together to support Pregnancy Services of Delta County, a local crisis pregnancy and parenting resource center in Escanaba. COURTESY PHOTO Area youth make the 2 mile loop around Ludington Park in Escanaba supporting the annual Walk for Life held Sept. 17 this year. More than 100 join in Escanaba's Walk for Life

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