Prayer Walk for Peace

On the same day as the funeral for Detective Sean Suiter, we had a Prayer Walk for Peace from St. Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church. For reasons unknown to me, most of the participants were from outside the area. The walk was led by His Excellency, the Very Reverend Denis J. Madden, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore.

In 2017 between 10 January and 13 October, St. Wenceslaus Church reported that ten people were murdered in our extended neighborhood.  This does not include Ashy Long on North Rose Street.  I attended her funeral.  So far this year, as of 27 November 2017 315 people were murdered in our city.

We started with a light meal at the Lyceum and then went to the church for prayer.  Then we walked the street.  We stopped at the corner of Ashland and Patterson Park avenues and read the names of the ten mentioned above and then heard a Gospel reading., Matthew 5:2-12.  Then His Excellency read the Prayer of Re-Consecration.

From there we went to the Tench Tilghman Elementary and Middle School and heard about problems there.  I am still waiting for the school to get back to me on the possibility of a Girl Scout troop there and their receiving food donations from my church.  The Gospel reading there wa Matthew 19:13-14.

From there we went to the Northeast Market to comment on our community's need for stable businesses.  The Bible text this time was from Genesis 1:27-31.

From there we went to the St. Wenceslaus Food Pantry, a.k.a. the Lucille Fitzgerald Outreach Center.  Friar Timothy told me that they sold the Lyceum so that they would not have to sell the church.  I was really happy to hear that they did not sell the church.  Earlier in the week I was told that they did.

We ended in the church with a prayer and final blessing by Bishop Madden.
 

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