Today in Assisi, Pope Francis gathers with religious leaders from around the world, to pray for peace.

He does so, marking the 30th Anniversary of the first World Day of Prayer for Peace led by St John Paul II, at Assisi also.


However, as Archbishop Kevin McDonald makes clear in a statement available below the gathering today is no mere anniversary of a past event. It is a real and vital expression of the Church’s continuing role of interceding for the world, and for peace – a work that the Church does in Christ, but to which others too are called by God. Being gathered together for prayer provides a remarkable and important witness to what Saint John Paul II described as the ‘profound unity’ shared by ‘…those who seek in religion spiritual and transcendent values.

Do try to find time to offer prayer for peace today – perhaps by yourself, or with others.


Our parish will celebrate Mass, followed by A Holy Hour a special Holy Hour on Tuesday 27th September, to continue the prayer offered today in Assisi and elsewhere.

Mass at 6pm;
the Holy Hour will begin after the Communion Rite
and continue until 7.30pm.  

Tuesday 27th September,
the parish church of St Nicholas, Boldmere.

Come and join us.

Next Tuesday, the 27th,  is exactly 40 years to the day of the event led by Saint John Paul.

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