Hello Friends!

The pursuit of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation are some of the chief priorities of the Franciscans and flow naturally from the life of St. Francis who was inspired by the life of Jesus, our Prince of Peace, and lived his life in accordance with the Gospel.  Inspired by Jesus and St Francis and distressed by the rise in gun related deaths and injuries, we join together to support the young people who have so eloquently stepped forward in speaking out and advocating for a change in our United States gun laws.
We do this in solidarity with our Holy Name Province and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Please see the attached documents for more information.
To this aim, on Saturday March 24, we will march as a group in the March for Our Lives in Raleigh.  Won’t you join us?  Please feel free to come and bring friends and family of all ages.   All are welcome!
Here are the details:
  1. Meet at St. Francis of Assisi Peace Pole at 8:30 am, Saturday March 24
  2. Wear white as a sign of Peace – white hats, shirts, jackets, anything
  3. Join in prayer for Peace before we leave
  4. Carpool to downtown Raleigh – arrive at the parking lot at the corner of Jones and Wilmington Streets at 9:15 (Near the NC Museum of History)
  5. We will walk to the corner of Hargett and Blount Streets. (in front of Marbles Kids Museum).  Feel free to join us here if it is easier for you.  We should arrive here by 9:30.  We will have a banner and signs so we should be pretty easy to find.
  6. We will gather here and then walk to the 400 block of Fayetteville Street where the March begins (See attached details.)
  7. We will join the March for Our Lives to Halifax Mall.  We will gather in the Southwest corner of Halifax Mall, near Lane Street.  Feel free to meet us here if you prefer not to march.  The Rally starts at 11:00 am here.
I think that’s it!  Please feel free to contact me or Ellen Ferrone with any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, the 24th!
Becky Cawley,
Justice and Peace Specialist

Photo Highlights from the March

Parishioners gathered at the Peace Pole Saturday morning, March 24 to pray before heading downtown to participate in the “March For Our Lives” march.

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