Please join us Saturday, September 19 (6:30pm) or Sunday, September 20 (11am).

Shaping Peace Together

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
    This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. Rather, our common enemy is a tireless virus that threatens our health, security and very way of life. COVID-19 has thrown our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impact people everywhere.
      The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together.” Celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. Stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred. See the link for more information https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-peace
      After the weekend Masses on September 19 and 20, please join us outside, safely distanced, for our annual Peace Pole ceremony. We will have a prayer card to use in offering our own reflection and prayer for peace and continue this tradition at St. John Fisher Chapel sponsored by the PeaceXPeace Ministry.

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