Archbishop Joseph Kurtz calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in our Communities on September 9, 2016

//Archbishop Joseph Kurtz calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in our Communities on September 9, 2016

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in our Communities on September 9, 2016

September 2, 2016 (Louisville, KY) – on Friday, September 9, the Archdiocese of Louisville will observe a “Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Our Communities” with a prayer service at St. Martin de Porres Parish (3112 West Broadway) at 7:00 p.m.

This observance is part of a national effort called by Archbishop Kurtz as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to increasing violence and racial tensions in our nation.  He also appointed a USCCB task force to support bishops in marking the day of prayer, and more broadly, in promoting peace and healing during this time of great strain on civil society. For more information on this initiative, see http://www.usccb.org/news/2016/16-095.cfm.

Catholics in the Archdiocese of Louisville also have been invited to fast on September 9. Friday is a traditional day of fast in the Church, and Archbishop Kurtz requested that parishioners consider a fast as a way to raise awareness about our need for healing and reconciliation. For more information, see https://www.archlou.org/prayer-for-peace.

For more information, call Cecelia Price at 502/585-3291 (work) or 502/417-7187 (cell).

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2016-09-02T09:32:52+00:00September 2nd, 2016|2016 Press Releases|