LEWISTON — In honor of Respect Life Month, Prince of Peace Parish and the Knights of Columbus in Lewiston plan to participate in 10 special holy hours, rosary rallies, and pro-life celebrations during October.

“Everyone is invited to join us at these special gatherings,” said Fr. Johnson Sacreties, HGN, parochial vicar at Prince of Peace Parish, according to a news release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. “This year, the church celebrates the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s landmark pro-life encyclical, Evangelium vitae (“The Gospel of Life”).”

The following is a schedule of confirmed events:

Saturday, Oct. 2

Holy hour, including rosary with pro-life prayer intentions, Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston, 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Holy hour, including rosary with pro-life prayer intentions, Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston, 9:45-10:45 a.m. and 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Pro-life life chain, Great Falls Plaza Parking Lot in Auburn/Longley Bridge in Lewiston, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Mass on Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 131 High St., Sabattus, Rosary at 6 p.m., Mass at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Holy hour, including rosary with pro-life prayer intentions, Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls, 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Holy hour, including rosary with pro-life prayer intentions, Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Public square rosary, Outside of Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston, noon.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Holy hour, including rosary with pro-life prayer intentions, Holy Cross Church, 1080 Lisbon St., Lewiston, 7:15-8:15 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Holy hour, including rosary with pro-life prayer intentions, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 131 High St., Sabattus, 7:15-8:15 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Holy hour, including rosary with pro-life prayer intentions, Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston, 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Pro-life rosary rally, Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Updates will be offered throughout October on princeofpeace.me.

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