HARTFORD – Whether in the classroom, alone at home, with family members or with neighbors at church, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Hartford prayed on Friday for peace in violent and potentially violent communities nationwide.
The archdiocese participated in a National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities, an event coordinated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in light of incidents of violence and racial tension in communities throughout the nation.
The USCCB offered a prayer card to assist in the event. All churches were encouraged to observe the day through prayer and action on a local level. Prayers also could be offered at Mass or during eucharistic adoration at schools and in homes.
In the Archdiocese of Hartford, three houses of worship were designated to be open to the public for prayer: In Hartford, St. Patrick–St. Anthony Church; In New Haven, St. Mary Church; and in Waterbury, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.