Plea for Prayer

This Saturday, Sept. 7, St. Cyprian Church will be open from 12-5pm; all are welcome to come to church to pray for peace. Please take a moment to read the plea for prayer from Pope Francis below.

May the plea for peace rise up and touch the heart of everyone so that they may lay down their weapons and let themselves be led by the desire for peace. To this end, I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on 7 September next, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world, and I also invite each person, including our fellow Christians, followers of other religions and all men of good will, to participate, in whatever way they can, in this initiative.

~ Pope Francis, September 1, 2013