Pro-life supporters gather for celebration of life Mass

On March 7, 2021, Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite Ave., joined the Archdiocese of Chicago in hosting a celebration of life Mass with Bishop Mark Bartosic to mark the closure of an abortion clinic near the church. The gathering was also a recommitment to continuing to press for protection of the unborn and all the vulnerable. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Michael Wyrzykowski, pastor, welcomes those attending the Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Worshippers listen during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Bartosic kisses the book of the Gospels after the deacon proclaimed the Word. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Bartosic celebrates the liturgy of the Eucharist at Our Lady of Victory. He is vicar of Vicariate II, where the parish is located. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Worshippers wearing masks that say “Stand up for life” participate in the Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Rich Wenzl, a pro-life advocate who regularly prays at abortion clinics, receives Communion from Bishop Bartosic. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)