On Saturday, Mar. 3 at 10 a.m., the McNicholas Respect Life Club and volunteers set up the annual Cemetery of Innocents at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.
Over 4,000 crosses were placed in the grass area around the parish. IHM was happy about the turnout of volunteers who participated in the set up.
Respect Life Club moderator Mrs. Tracey Canisalez encouraged volunteers to help so they could receive the experience of putting up the crosses.
“This serves as awareness for people who see this, and it makes them realize how big the number of babies killed each day is. It’s a very sad, but eye-opening display and the experience of putting the cross is up is very moving,” Canisalez said.
The crosses will be taken down on Mar. 15. Both set up and take down of the crosses count as service hours and volunteers are needed. McNicholas will be doing their own display later on in the year.
For more information on the Cemetery of Innocents click here.