Diocesan-wide Day of Prayer and Fasting
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Sunday, September 16, 2018
Parishes are asked to celebrate this special Mass the weekend of September 15/16, 2018
Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse has asked every parish to celebrate a Mass on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15 and 16, 2018) with the intention of the Church asking for forgiveness and for the healing of victims of abuse.
“As Bishop of Syracuse, I personally will be praying and fasting and invite others to join me as a community of faith."I ask that it be a day of prayer and fasting for all Catholics as suggested by our Holy Father, Pope Francis "to open our eyes and our hearts to other people's sufferings and to overcome the thirst from power and possessions that are so often roots of evil. May fasting and prayer open our ears to the hushed pain felt by children, young people and disabled,” said Bishop Cunningham.
To locate a parish in the seven county Diocese of Syracuse, visit syracusediocese.org/find-a-parish.