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.