Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Life Chains To Be Held Around North Georgia Oct. 2

Published September 22, 2005

The Pro-Life Office of the Archdiocese of Atlanta is coordinating the Atlanta Life Chain, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Cathedral of Christ the King and other sites around the archdiocese.

A Life Chain is a one-hour peaceful, prayerful, silent witness for life. Held on the first Sunday in October each year, this day is designated as Respect Life Sunday by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. During a Life Chain people stand peacefully along a public thoroughfare and hold prepared signs that express support for human life. The Life Chain is a one-hour event, suitable for families, adults and children. Signs are provided by the organizing group and are consistent at every Life Chain. The event is also a time for participants to pray and witness to their belief in the sanctity of human life.

The Atlanta Life Chain will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. outside the Cathedral, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta. It will be followed by Benediction in the Cathedral.

For more information or to check for any last-minute changes, contact Mary Boyert, pro-life director, at (404) 888-7821 or Following is a schedule of Life Chains to be held in North Georgia.

All Life Chains, except for the one in Athens, are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2, and welcome persons of all faiths. Consult the list below for times and contact information.

ALPHARETTA 3400 Old Alabama Rd. and Timberstone
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Diane Clapes, (770) 642-6193

ATHENS—Oct. 23, Prince Ave. and Pulaski Ave.
2-3 p.m. Contact Rosemary Risse, (706) 354-8775

ATLANTA Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Rd., NE
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Mary Boyert, (404) 888-7821

BLAIRSVILLE Hwy. 76/515 and Hwy. 129
2-3 p.m. Contact Jeanine Murphy, (706) 745-4590

BLUE RIDGE Hwy. 515 and Hwy. 5
2-3 p.m. Contact Glenn Berns, (706) 258-4494

CLEVELAND The Square, downtown
2-3 p.m. Contact Peggy Wright, (678) 450-9384

CONYERS 2621 Hwy. 20, St. Pius X Church
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Pat Hanus, (770) 922-6768

COVINGTON Brown Bridge Rd. and Salem Rd.
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Effie Abrahamson, (770) 860-1780

Ashford Dunwoody Rd. and Hammond Dr. 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Contact Noreen Coughlin, (404) 587-8450 or

ELLIJAY/GILMER COUNTY Industrial Blvd. Maddox Dr. and Hwy. 515
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Ruthie Moskovitz, (706) 273-3301

FORSYTH N. Lee St. and I-75 Exit 187
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Movene Futch, (478) 994-2919

FRANKLIN SPRINGS Hwy. 29 in front of Swails Center
2-3 p.m. Contact Lori Wood, (478) 994-2919

GAINESVILLE Jesse Jewell Pkwy. and E.E. Butler Pkwy.
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Byrne Heninger, (770) 536-2410

GRIFFIN W. Taylor St. and 16th St.
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Al Evaristo, (770) 412-1910

HARTWELL E. Franklin St., in front of NE Georgia Bank
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Terry Queen, (706) 376-6532

HINESVILLE Hwy. 84 and Gen. Screven Way
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact David and Jayne Fischer, (912) 877-5179

JESUP Hwy. 84 and Cherry St.
2-3 p.m. Contact Wanda English, (912) 427-7922

South Main St. and Church St.
2-3 p.m. Contact Tina Knight, (770) 473-6433

LAGRANGE LaFayette Pkwy. and Morgan St.
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Kay Nacey, (706) 812-1556

Historic Courthouse, W. Crogan St. and S. Perry St.
2-3 p.m. Contact Lori Matthews, (678) 377-0244

Johnson Ferry Rd. and Woodlawn (get signs at Chick Fil-A)
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Mary Carzoli, (770) 988-0083

MONROE Spring and Broad, downtown
2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Becki Bennett, (770) 554-5169

PEACHTREE CITY Walt Banks Rd. and Hwy. 54
4:30-5:15 p.m. Contact Teri & Rick Sauer, (770) 486-5156

POWDER SPRINGS For location, see
2-3:30 p.m. Contact Shelby and Lyndon Smith, (678) 567-5251

RINCON Hwy. 21 and 17th St.
3-4 p.m. Contact Allan Bazemore, (912) 728-4854

ROSWELL Hwy. 92 and Woodstock
3:30-4:30 p.m. Contact Karen Hurley, (770) 645-1365

RUTLEDGE Centennial and Brownwood
2-3:30 p.m. Contact Chris Kennedy, (706) 557-2746

VALDOSTA For information, see
2-3 p.m. Contact Becky Schafer, (229) 896-6820

WINDER May St. and Broad St.
2-3 p.m. Contact Dee Toliver, (770) 867-3000