Mass Offered For The Respect Of All Human Life
The annual Respect Life Mass was celebrated at St. Ignatius Church, Kingston, on Sunday, Jan. 13. Each year, a Respect Life Mass is offered during the Pro Life month of January in a designated area church. The Mass was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, combined councils of Wyoming Valley, in conjunction with members of Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Wilkes-Barre. Participants in the Mass, first row, from left, are Thomas Havrilak, Grand Knight, Assumpta Council 3987; Kathryn Mitchell, Joanne Loyack, Phyllis Warakomski, Rose Kayrish, Lori Raymond, and Patrick Umbra. Second row: Susan Rosentel, Catherine Kearney, Judy Parnell, Joseph Warakomski, Michael Lanczak, Assumpta Council 3987, and Monsignor David Tressler, pastor of St. Ignatius Church. Third row: Christopher Calore, Plymouth Council 984, and Ada Magni. Fourth row: Frank McDonough, Wilkes-Barre Council 302; John Benz, Wilkes-Barre Council 302; Mark Perugino, Grand Knight, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Council, Swoyersville: Sam Wolfe, Plymouth Council 11901; Frank Ankenbrand, Pittston Council 372, and James Mazeitis, Assumpta Council 3987. Also participating were John Duesler and Bill Jones, both of Assumpta Council 3987.