Day of Prayer and Fasting Against the Sin of Racism
Parishioners of St. Mary’s are invited to participate in a day of prayer and fasting against the sin of racism on December 2nd, 2020. Catholics across the United States will join in solidarity to pray for an end to the sin of racism. For resources to pray, fast, and learn more, please see below.
Resources to Help you…
- Spend a few minutes in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at St. Mary’s. The chapel is open 24 hours a day. Please call 651-429-7771 option 1 from 9 AM – 3:00 PM, weekdays, for the three-digit code to get into the chapel. You will be asked to provide your name and follow safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and offering your participation in reparation for sins of racism to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. See Mass options on St. Mary’s homepage.
- Participate in the 7 p.m. prayer service either socially distanced in person (maximum of 250 in attendance), or virtually via the Cathedral’s Facebook page.
- Praying the rosary, the USCCB’s Prayer Service for Racial Healing, and for the intercession of the saints who have fought for racial equality such as St. Katharine Drexel and Peter Claver.
- Learn more about Catholic fasting at the USCCB webpage on fasting.
- Consider watching this video interview “Fr. Bryan Massingale: How the church can combat racism and white privilege | Behind the Story” from America – The Jesuit Review.
- Consider reading “A Good Time for the Truth” compiled by Sun Yung Shin, published by Minnesota Historical Society Press.
- Consider reading Bryan Stephenson’s, author and filmmaker, article on the frustration behind the George Floyd protests from the June 1st edition of the New Yorker.
Justin Kelly November 18th, 2020