Diocese sponsors prayer vigil for peace in Syria

By The Compass | September 6, 2013

Pope Francis kneels in prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS file photo | Paul Haring)
Pope Francis kneels in prayer in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Catholics in the Diocese of Green Bay are invited to join the pope in praying for peace in Syria Sept. 7 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. (CNS file photo | Paul Haring)

GREEN BAY — The Diocese of Green Bay joins Catholics and all people of good will around the world in responding to Pope Francis’ call for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world.

A prayer vigil will be held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, on Sept. 7, 7 to 8 p.m. It will include various prayers for peace, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and time for silent prayer, asking the Lord for the gift of peace. Phil Lawson, young adult ministry discipleship and formation coordinator for the Diocese of Green Bay, will serve as emcee. Deacon Tom Mahoney will assist.

Pope Francis has proclaimed Sept. 7 a “day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world.” The pope will lead thousands in St. Peter’s Square in a prayer vigil for peace.

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