The Diocese of Des Moines and parish Respect Life Committees are sponsoring a day of healing called "Life is Precious" on March 16 at Christ the King Church on Des Moines south side. The day will focus on coping with grief of a pregnancy loss with discussions focusing on forgiveness, healing and welcoming a baby with Down syndrome. Speakers include Kris Gaspari, of Rachel's Vineyard post-abortion ministry, Ann Valdez of Mercy Perinatal Hospice and Tricia Pietig of Gigi's Playhouse. The day begins at 9 a.m. with prayer by Msgr. Frank Bognanno and concludes with 5 p.m. Mass. Join men and women for this day of healing and learn of local ministries avaialble to help families who have lost their child prematurely and those who find themselves expecting the unexpected. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jo Chafen at 515-243-7653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.