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Black deacons hold annual Mass for peace

By Karen Callaway | Chicago Catholic
September 3, 2018

Black deacons hold annual Mass for peace

Participants pray to end violence and promote peace during the ninth annual Sunrise Prayer Service and Mass at Oakwood/41st Street Beach, 4100 S. Lake Shore Drive, on Aug. 25. Worshippers gathered to pray for peace and the healing of families, schools and communities. The event is sponsored by the Black Deacons of Chicago. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Liturgical dancers perform before Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago process to the altar at the beginning of Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago pray during the Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Missionary of the Precious Blood Father David Kelly delivers the homily during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Matt O’Donnell, pastor of St. Columbanus Parish, 331 E. 71st St., elevates the Blood of Christ during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants pray the Our Father during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Deacon Herbert Johnson from St. Ailbe Parish shares the sign of peace with a Massgoer. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A member of the choir sings as Deacon LeRoy Gill and Fathers Matt O’Donnell and David Kelly clap. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Phil Andrew, director of Violence Prevention Initiatives for the Archdiocese of Chicago, gives closing comments. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Participants pray to end violence and promote peace during the ninth annual Sunrise Prayer Service and Mass at Oakwood/41st Street Beach, 4100 S. Lake Shore Drive, on Aug. 25. Worshippers gathered to pray for peace and the healing of families, schools and communities. The event is sponsored by the Black Deacons of Chicago. 

Topics:

  • gun violence
  • deacons

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