John Carroll Catholic High School To Host Prayer Vigil for Peace and Racial Justice
John Carroll Catholic High School will be hosting a Community Prayer Vigil for Peace and Racial Justice on Thursday, June 25th at 7:30pmCST at Pat Sullivan Field on the John Carroll Campus. A joint effort by the John Carroll Office of Campus Ministry, the John Carroll Heritage Panel, and the John Carroll Student Government Association, the event is an opportunity for people to come together and join voices in prayer as our community works to move forward in peace and a greater understanding of one another. All John Carroll students, families, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters are invited to attend.
"Social justice has long been a pillar of the work that we undertake with our students at JCCHS. Catholic social justice teaches us that all people are made in the image and likeness of God and so possess an equal and inalienable worth. We are proud that our students have sought to make this event happen and we support them in their desire to continue to grow and learn through these challenging times. Prayer is concrete action for the sake of our community. Our words will not return to us empty but will prepare our hearts to do God's will in our world." Abby King, Director (JCCHS Campus Ministry)
Participants will be led in prayer by John Carroll Chaplain, Father Joshua Altonji, along with representatives from the student body, and will join together to pray The Divine Mercy Chaplet. Additionally, special prayer cards will be distributed as people enter the gates. The cards will include the Chaplet, and a list of additional resources for those wishing to further their understanding and action around this important issue.
To allow for social distancing, the prayer vigil is being held at Pat Sullivan Field on the campus of John Carroll and the gates will be open at 7pm. Additionally, we encourage all those attending to wear a mask for your protection and the protection of others in attendance.
For those unable to join us in person, you can participate by praying The Divine Mercy Chaplet from home, starting at 7:30pm. Participants praying from home can visit the John Carroll website for the instructions on how to use The Chaplet. All are encouraged to unite with us in prayer. Updates and resources will also be made available via the school Facebook page.
Because of the solemn and prayerful nature of the event, posters or signs will not be allowed at the vigil. We ask for participants cooperation with this request.
In the event of rain the vigil will be moved to Tuesday, June 30th, also at 7:30pm. A decision regarding moving to the rain date will be made by 6:00pm on Thursday, June 25th and will be announced on the John Carroll Facebook page.