We are honored to once again be invited to share a peace walk vigil at the annual longest night homelessness prayer service Monday, December 21st at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Green Bay. The Homeless Memorial Service is at 7:00 PM, and we will plan to walk outside before the service and carry candles into the church. The walk will begin about 6:40 PM and go until 6:55 PM. Jim will be lighting the large candle at 6:30 before the walk. You are invited to place a candle on altar steps after the walk, and also help to carry shoes and place them on the steps. We walk for peace, understanding and compassion. We walk for those who no longer can walk, and we walk to strengthen our connection to each other and with the earth.
This is the announcement from the Parish:
7th Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Those Who Have Died Homeless December 21, 7 pm. This local event, the 7th annual interfaith prayer service sponsored by the Shelter’s Ministry Team, is held on the longest night of the year, the first day of winter, to remember, to reflect, and to bring awareness of people dying on the streets while homeless in the richest country in the world. The service is hosted by St. John the Evangelist Parish. Please join us to add your prayers, your voices, and your support towards increasing awareness of the lack of safe and affordable housing in our country, in our own community, here in Northeast Wisconsin. A Circle Walk will be held outdoors prior to the service, 6:40 to 6:55 p.m. led by members of the Open Heart Mindfulness Buddhist Sanga Community — all are welcome to join the circle walk. A light social, sponsored by C.I.V.A. (Community Voices In Action) will follow the service in the downstairs gathering space. Please note the 7:00 p.m. prayer service will be interpreted for the Deaf Community, their families, and friends.