STAMFORD—On September 9 at 7 pm, people from around the diocese will gather to pray a Rosary for peace and unity in our in our communities.
Sponsored by the diocesan Leadership Institute and the diocesan Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, the service will be held at St. Mary Church at 556 Elm St. in Stamford.
The Rosary for peace and unity will be prayed in multiple languages, the goal being to bring together diverse communities throughout the diocese.
Kelly Weldon, director of Foundations in Faith and a member of the diocesan Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, explains that the idea for this event was sparked from a few members’ deep-dive into the USCCB’s document on racism. “The document suggests that all people doing the work of anti-racism consider holding an event on the National Day of Prayer for Peace.”
Weldon shares that members of the committee arrived at the idea for the Rosary because they wanted to take a deliberate step toward change in a way that was humble and prayerful. “We wanted to engage the community while asking Mary to guide us in our work,” says Weldon.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is limited, so please call 203.324.7321 to reserve your spot. Virtual viewing will be available at bridgeportdiocese.org.