Sunday, December 14th, is the second anniversary of the Newtown, CT, school shooting. The Sisters of Charity of New York have pledged our support for Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend, December 11–14th, a special project of the Washington National Cathedral, the Newtown Foundation and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of 50 national denominations and faith-based organizations, to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, and to educate one another on proven strategies to reduce gun violence.
A prayer service will be held at the Sisters of Charity Center on Friday, December 12th to remember the victims of that devastating day two years ago and to pray for an end to gun violence. Wherever you are, we ask you to join us in prayer at noon tomorrow, December 12th, or sometime during this weekend. We also invite you to download a prayer service that was prepared by Sisters Maryann Calabrese, CND, Arlene Flaherty OP, for this weekend. Prayer-Gun-Violence-Sabbath-Weekend