“Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue”: Vespers at Sacred Heart Church

Read more about this year’s theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity below:

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: News from Vatican

More about this year’s theme

 

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Kristy Milligan, CEO of Westside CARES

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Andy Barton, CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Colorado

We began the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Friday evening with Vespers at Sacred Heart Church. Over sixty people gathered for prayer to reflect on the Christian role to work for justice and to pursue of life of combined prayer and service.

Christian unity is seldom part of mainstream thought and prayer in any Christian denomination today. We need one another more than ever. We need our common backgrounds of baptism to unite in service for the marginalized and to speak out on behalf of the weak and weary.

At Sacred Heart Church, we host the weekly Lord’s Dinner, sponsored by nine churches that are part of an alliance from Westside CARES. We also serve hundreds of families in our weekly food pantry on Mondays and Thursdays, also part of Westside CARES. We are also connected to various Catholic Charities programs with volunteers from our Tri-Community.

I was deeply inspired by our common prayer on Friday evening. I wait for us to find our common voice to love and serve in our world that desperately needs God’s compassion and tenderness.

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