Faith in Ferguson

Archbishop Carlson to Celebrate Mass for Peace and Justice on Sunday

August 6, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
Gabe Jones
Community Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

Peace and Justice Commission releases statement to commemorate somber anniversary

What: Mass for Peace and Justice
Where: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (4431 Lindell)
When: Sunday, August 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Who: Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Auxiliary Bishop Edward Rice, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Robert Hermann

ST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson will celebrate a special Mass for Peace and Justice at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Sunday, August 9, at 10:00 a.m. Members of the Peace and Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis will be officially commissioned in a special ceremony during Mass.

The Mass will be livestreamed at: archstl.org/peace-justice.

To commemorate this somber anniversary, the Commission released the following statement:

On the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, we stop and reflect on the last year and what we have seen and heard throughout the archdiocese regarding the events of that day and subsequent responses, both violent and peaceful. There is still much work to be done. Promoting peace, healing, racial reconciliation, and justice for all are at the heart of what we do and as Catholics we are called to address the root causes of these conflicts in our community.

The Peace and Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis fervently recognizes the need for systemic change in our communities and the importance of creating environments that recognize the value of all human life. We believe this significant anniversary calls for a reflection on how we as Catholics can continue to live out the prayer of Christ in the Gospel of St. John: “that they may all be one.” (John 17:21)

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Archbishop Carlson to Lead “Faith in Ferguson” Prayer Vigil Wednesday

August 4, 2015
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Gabe Jones
Community Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

What: "Faith in Ferguson" prayer vigil for peace, justice, and charity
Where: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (1115 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63121)
When: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

ST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, will lead a “Faith in Ferguson” prayer vigil and deliver remarks at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Ferguson on Wednesday, August 5, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

In accordance with Archbishop Carlson’s call to “Pray unceasingly for peace,” the Archdiocese of St. Louis and Our Lady of Guadalupe parish have hosted monthly “Faith in Ferguson” prayer vigils since November.

The event is open to the public. Members of the media are invited to attend and participate in the prayer vigil.

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Sr. Antona Ebo to Lead Prayer Service on 50th Anniversary of Selma Demonstration

March 4, 2015
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For more information contact: 
Gabe Jones
Community Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

“Faith in Ferguson” Prayer Vigil to be held Tuesday

What: "Faith in Ferguson" prayer vigil for peace, justice, and charity
Where: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (1115 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63121)
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Who: Sr. Antona Ebo to give reflection; prayer service is open to the public

ST. LOUIS – A prayer vigil will be held Tuesday, March 10, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Ferguson beginning at 4:30 p.m. The vigil will include prayer and song, plus a reflection given by Sr. Antona Ebo, FSM who took part in the civil rights protests in Selma, Alabama on March 10, 1965.

Sr. Ebo, 90, was one of the first African-American women to join what was then the Sisters of St. Mary, now the Franciscan Sisters of Mary.  She and more than 50 St. Louisans flew down to Selma, Alabama three days after the infamous “Bloody Sunday” when civil rights marchers were attacked on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Fifty years later, the historical actions of Sr. Ebo have taken on new significance in light of the situation in Ferguson. Sr. Ebo will address those gathered for the prayer vigil exactly 50 years to the day that she flew to Selma for the demonstration.

In a statement released after the announcement of the grand jury decision in the case of the shooting death of Michael Brown, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson implored: “Pray unceasingly for peace. Pray for our leaders and pray for your neighbors. If you feel called to act, do so only after prayer.”

Tuesday’s vigil will be the sixth “Faith in Ferguson” prayer event hosted in the Ferguson area by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The event is free and open to the public. Members of the media are invited to attend and participate in the prayer vigil. Sr. Ebo will be available after the prayer service for interviews.

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“Faith in Ferguson” Prayer Vigil to be held Tuesday

February 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
Gabe Jones
Community Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

What: "Faith in Ferguson" prayer vigil for peace, justice, and charity
Where: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (1115 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63121)
When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

ST. LOUIS – A prayer vigil will be held Tuesday, February 17, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Ferguson beginning at 4:30 p.m. The vigil will include prayer and song, plus a reflection given by Rev. Arthur Cavitt, Executive Director of the St. Charles Lwanga Center, a Catholic ministry for African-American youth. Rev. Cavitt is also the pastor of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in downtown St. Louis.

In a statement released after the announcement of the grand jury decision in the case of the shooting death of Michael Brown, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson implored: “Pray unceasingly for peace. Pray for our leaders and pray for your neighbors. If you feel called to act, do so only after prayer.”

Tuesday’s vigil will be the fifth “Faith in Ferguson” prayer event hosted in the Ferguson area by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The event is open to the public. Members of the media are invited to attend and participate in the prayer vigil.

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