September 3, 2013

Archdiocese assigns places and time of prayer for peace on Sept. 7

Criterion staff report

In response to the call that Pope Francis made for Catholics around the world to pray on Sept. 7 for peace in Syria, the Middle East and around the world, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is setting aside places and times across central and southern Indiana for prayer for this intention. (Related from Archbishop Tobin: Archdiocese to pray and fast for peace on Sept. 7)

In particular, Holy Family Church, 129 Daisy Lane, in New Albany, and St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., in Indianapolis, will be open starting at 1 p.m. on Sept. 7 for Catholics to pray for peace.

This time of prayer will conclude at 5 p.m. at Holy Family Church and at 5:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church.

At those times, the ordinary Saturday evening Masses of those parishes will be celebrated with the assigned readings for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time still being proclaimed. However, the proper prayers for “Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice” may be prayed during those liturgies.

In addition, all parishes across central and southern Indiana may pray these prayers during the vigil Mass for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Catholics across the archdiocese are also encouraged on Sept. 7 to visit perpetual adoration chapels, located in eight of the archdiocese’s 11 deaneries, to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for peace.

Perpetual adoration chapels are located at the following parishes:

  • Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 225 S. Meridian St., in Greenwood.
  • St. Louis Parish, 13 St. Louis Place, in Batesville.
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive, E., in Indianapolis.
  • St. Mary Parish, 302 E. McKee St., in Greensburg.
  • St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 2256 W. 30th St., in Indianapolis.
  • St. Nicholas Parish, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Drive, in Sunman.
  • St. Patrick Parish, 1807 Poplar St., in Terre Haute.
  • St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Parish, 4720 E. 13th St., in Indianapolis.
  • St. Thomas More Parish, 1200 N. Indiana Ave., in Mooresville.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1723 “I” St., in Bedford.

(To learn more about the call of Church leaders in the U.S. and from around the world for peace in Syria, log on to and click on “Pope, U.S. Bishops Call for Peace in Syria.”)


Related: USCCB leaders join pope's call for day of fasting, prayer for peace

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