On Sunday, March 25, Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington observed the International Day of the Unborn with a Noon mass celebrated by Bishop Charles McDonnell, New Jersey State Knights of Columbus Chaplain. An estimated four hundred fifty (450) people were in attendance at the Church and one hundred fifty five (155) were in the procession. The Grand Knight for Council 3428 Robert Tarantula held up a baby at the end of the mass and introduced the mother who had chosen life over abortion. After the mass, there was an Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a procession from Queen of Peace Church, north on Ridge Road to Holy Cross Cemetery. During the procession, the congregation recited the Rosary and 48 candles were carried representing the estimated 48 million babies aborted since the United States Supreme Court ruled to legalize abortion through the horrendous Roe vs. Wade decision.

Bishop McDonnell led the Benediction at the Mausoleum Chapel, followed by a re-dedication of Rachael’s Monument (Monument to the Unborn) At the end of the rededication those carrying the candles were asked to place at the foot of the monument. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Color Corps from several Assemblies within the First New Jersey District were the honorguard for the Bishop and the Blessed Sacrament at the mass, procession and rededication.