Prayer service to be held at Baby Jesse's gravesite

Sat, Oct 17th 2015 08:00 am
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Baby Jesse was laid to rest in March 2015. (WNYC File Photo)
Baby Jesse was laid to rest in March 2015. (WNYC File Photo)

Bishop Richard J. Malone will preside over a prayer service on Tuesday, Oct. 20, the observance of the National Remembrance Day for the Unborn. The prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Mary Cemetery, 10880 Bennett Road (Route 60), Dunkirk, at Baby Jesse's grave.

Baby Jesse was the male fetus discovered in August 2014 along the shoreline of Lake Erie State Park in Portland.  Bishop Malone and Pro-Life Activities Director Cheryl Calire wanted to make sure the remains of the baby were treated with respect and given an appropriate burial, if no family was found or came forward to do so.

The Diocese of Buffalo arranged for a prayer service and burial to take place on March 14, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Dunkirk, followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery.  McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home in Dunkirk provided the infant vessel and vault for the burial.

For more information, contact the Pro-Life Office at 847-2205.  

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