Responding to violence, racial tension, Archdiocese observes Sept. 9 Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug 30, 2016
Following a summer of civil unrest and acts of violence in minority communities and against law enforcement officers in many parts of the nation, the Archdiocese of Detroit is observing a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. An outdoor prayer vigil will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine and St. Monica Church, 5141 Seminole Street in Detroit. The prayer vigil will be led by St. Augustine and St. Monica pastor Monsignor Daniel Trapp. It will is part of a series of prayer events called “Take Back the Night,” which already have taken place throughout the city in attempts to bring communities together peacefully under fellowship in Christ.

Catholics in 220 parishes across the six counties in southeast Michigan will be encouraged through their parishes to attend the prayer vigil, or to pray for peace in their own parish communities and homes. The Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities is an initiative led by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Details and resources are available here.

Note to members of the news media: You are invited to cover the September 9 prayer vigil at St. Augustine and St. Monica. For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact Joe Kohn in the Archdiocese Public Relations Office at (313) 237-5802 or proffice@aod.org.

WHAT: Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities; part of a nationwide prayer initiative led by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
WHO: Parish pastor Monsignor Daniel Trapp will be joined by other Catholic leaders to lead the prayer service. All are welcome. Catholics from throughout Metro Detroit are invited to attend.
WHEN: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9
WHERE: St. Augustine and St. Monica Church, 5141 Seminole Street in Detroit
CONTACT: Joe Kohn in the Archdiocese Public Relations Office at (313) 237-5802 or proffice@aod.org.
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