Local prayer events for peace in Syria

Pope Francis' call for prayer and fasting Saturday is being taken up by Christians around the world. What event does your church or community have planned to join in prayer with others this weekend? To add to the list, email cdunne@ncronline.org or leave a comment below.  Events listed are on Saturday unless otherwise noted.


Petersburg, St. Catherine of Siena - 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., public prayer led by Bishop Edward J. Burns


Phoenix, St. Paul's - 5 p.m. Mass followed by church open for prayer until 10 p.m.


Culver City, Daughters of St. Paul - 5 p.m., Rosary (3908 Sepulveda Blvd)

Fremont, Holy Spirit - 7:30 a.m. - Rosary for Peace

(Friday, September 6) Oakland, Maryknoll Chapel at Regional Mission House - 7:30 p.m., candlelight vigil

Sacramento, St. Francis of Assisi – 7 p.m., special prayer service for peace

San Diego, St. Joseph Cathedral - 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., public prayer led by Bishop Flores

San Jose, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph - 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., vigil prayer


Atlanta, Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., open for prayer


Rock Island, St. Pius X - 10:30 a.m. - time for prayer


Indianapolis, St. John the Evangelist - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., church open to pray for peace concluding with Mass

New Albany, Holy Family - 1 p.m.-5 p.m., church open to pray fro peace concluding with Mass

Notre Dame

  • Friday, Basilica  - 11:30 a.m., Mass.
  • Friday - Basilica, Lady Chapel - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Adoration 
  • Friday - Basilica - 5:15 p.m., Mass
  • Saturday - Main Building - 10 a.m., student led morning prayer
  • Saturday - Morrissey Hall Chapel - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Vigil
  • Saturday - Sorin Hall - 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Adoration
  • Saturday - Grotto - 4:30 p.m. - prayer to break the fast
  • Saturday - Basilica - 5 p.m., Mass


Bettendorf, St. John Vianney - 3:30 p.m., "Hour of Prayer and Song for Peace in Syria"

Cedar Falls, St. Patrick - 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., prvate prayer and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Des Moines, St. Ambrose Cathedral - 7:30 p.m., Night Prayer for Peace followed by a talk by Bishop Richard E. Pates


Covington, Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg – 4 p.m., prayer service


New Orleans, Our Lady of Prompt Succor - 11:30 a.m., Mass for peace


Baltimore, Loyola University 9/11 Memorial Garden - 3 p.m., prayer service followed by education and advocacy session


Boston, Paulist Center - 6:15 p.m. vigil

Brighton, Sisters of St. Joseph/Mother House Chapel - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., open for prayer

Brighton, St. John's Seminary - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil for Peace with Cardinal Sean O'Malley followed by mass at 5 p.m.
Danvers, St. John's Prep School - 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Peace Vigil at campus Peace Labyrinth

South Hadley, Mount Holyoke College/Abbey Interfaith Chapel - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., prayer service

(Friday)Waltham, St. Mary's - 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adoration followed by an informational fasting talk and distribution of free fasting breads and fasting prayer cards from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Waltham, St. Mary's - 7 p.m. to midnight Adoration, Rosary and a talk from a representative from the Syrian Church in Boston.


Detroit, St. Joseph - 4:15 p.m. Mass with Bishop Allen Vigneron


Missoula, St. Francis Xavier– 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., day of fasting and prayer for peace


Liberty, St. James – Rosary prior to weekend Liturgies

New Jersey

Lawrenceville, St. Ann – 7 p.m., interfaith hour of prayer and song

New York

Avon, St. Agnes - 8:15 a.m. Mass with Adoration following ending at 9 p.m. with a Rosary for peace

Huntington, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., prayer vigil ending with Bishop Robert Brennan celebrating Mass at 5 p.m.

(Friday) Irondequoit, St. Kateri's St. Margaret worship site - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Adoration

Ogdensburg, Notre Dame Parish - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., holy hour of prayer for peace

Penfield, St. Joseph - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Adoration

Rochester, St. Boniface - church open to pray

Spenceport, St. John the Evangelist - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., prayer led by parish youth ministry

Victor, St. Patrick - 4:45 p.m., weekend Mass focused on peace in Syria


Carey, Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, lower basilica - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., prayer, adoration, opportunity for Reconciliation

Parma, St. Matthias the Apostle – Rosary after weekend Liturgies


Philadelphia, St. Joseph University Chapel - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., people are invited to gather in chapel for silent prayer

Philadelphia, Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Eucharistic adoration


West Seattle, Holy Rosary – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., five hours of prayer

Seattle, St. James Cathedral - 7 p.m., interfaith prayer and procession for peace


Green Bay, St. Francis Xavier Cathedral - 7 to 8 p.m., vigil prayer

Washington DC

Basilica of the National Shrine, Crypt Church – 12:10 p.m., Mass for Peace and Justice with Cardinal Wuerl celebrating

Trinity Washington University, Main Hall Chapel - 1:00 to 1:45 p.m., interfaith prayer service followed by time for quiet prayer until 6 p.m.


Lethbridge, AB, St. Martha's – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after weekend Mass

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