Faithful gather in North Attleboro to
remember children lost to abortion


NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Twenty-six people, including Fathers Jack Schrader and Phil Davignon (see above photo), attended the recent National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Attleboro September 8, joining 178 other vigils across the country, including nine in Massachusetts. The support of these two priests for this National Day of Remembrance over the past four years has been a blessing to many.

Jim Riley represented the Knights of Columbus in full regalia. The Knights sponsored the headstone for the Holy Innocents in St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Attleboro. 

The flower ceremony was very powerful and sweet as each person laid down hearts and prayers in a simple rose on the headstone for all those millions of babies lost to abortion. The names of 30 babies of local families named by their mothers, fathers and grandfathers, several of whom were in attendance at the service, were read aloud.

Two courageous and beautiful women read love letters to their sons whom they had each lost to abortion. All present appreciated them for sharing their hearts and for witnessing their strong trust in God’s forgiveness and healing.


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