Diocese announces schedule for Sept. 9 events

GARY | The Diocese of Gary will join Catholics across the United States on Sept. 9 for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in our communities and an end to racism. 

Sept. 9 is the feast day of Saint Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who lived from 1580-1654 and ministered to slaves as they arrived on the slave ships in Columbia.  He is the patron of interracial justice and African Americans.

"As our nation continues to be confronted with racial tension and civil unrest, we might be tempted to believe ourselves powerless to respond.  However, we can all respond on a personal level – and that personal transformation can lend itself to communal engagement," stated Most Rev. Robert J. McClory, Bishop of Gary, in a Sept. 4 letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Gary.

To participate in the Sept. 9 events via livestream, click the links below: