Day of Prayer to End Racism and Violence – Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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In support of the recommendations made by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and the diocesan Black Catholic Ministry, Bishop Parkes is asking all to pray for an end to racism and violence in our communities and country on Wednesday, September 9, the Memorial of St. Peter Claver, the 17th century Jesuit priest who ministered to enslaved Africans in Colombia.

Beneath the video message from Bishop Parkes are resources to help you participate in this day of prayer and fasting.




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