The next Call to Prayer Holy Hour for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty will be on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 454 Bow Street in Elkton, Maryland. Fr. Joseph Piekarski will preside. All are invited to attend. The overall focus is to invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty. The Holy Hours are beiing conducted in a different parish each month.
In addition to the monthly Eucharistic Holy Hours, during this Year of Faith, Bishop Malooly is encouraging all Catholics of the Diocese of Wilmington to join the Call to Prayer by praying the Rosary each day and to fast and abstain from meat on Fridays for the intentions of protection of life, support of marriage and religious liberty.
The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or Call to Prayer was approved by the bishops in November and began on January 27, 2013 when Bishop Malooly held the first in a series of monthly Eucharistic Holy Hours.
Future Call to Prayer Holy Hours for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty will be held on June 30, 2013 at St. Christopher Church in Chester, Maryland and on July 28, 2013 at St. Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Bishop Malooly will preside at the July 28th Holy Hour.
The April 7th Call to Prayer Holy Hour for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty was held at St. John Neumann Church in Berlin, Maryland. Pastor, Fr. Joe Cocucci presided and gave the homily.