There are those who think that people of faith should keep their faith to themselves, or at least to keep it within the walls of their church buildings. However, one of the founding principles of America is the freedom of religion, the right of all people to worship freely, without government constraint. True worship is a way of life, to exercise one’s faith in all that one does, even at work, at school, in the voting booth or in the public square.
We invite you to walk with other faithful citizens as we pray through the streets of downtown Indianapolis. We pray for the conversion of sinners; for the forgiveness of our personal sins and the sins of our nation; and for religious freedom. Religious persecution takes many forms, from beheadings and crucifixions in the Middle East, to the attempted erosion and closing of Catholic institutions serving those in need. Prayer is our first and most powerful offense and defense against persecution in all its forms.
Join us on the fourth Saturday of every month following the 12:10 p.m. Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. The procession leaves from St. John, passes by the State Capitol, processes to Monument Circle and back to the church, concluding no later than 2 p.m.*
At the head of our procession we carry the American and the Vatican flags as an expression of our Faith. It is by being faithful to Christ and His Church that we become faithful citizens of our country. We are Catholics, we are Americans, and we are faithful citizens.
For more information about Faithful Citizens Rosary Procession, please contact Jerry Mattingly at (317) 498-6087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIVA CHRISTO REY!
*Affordable parking is available at Circle Centre Mall Parking at the intersection of Maryland and Meridian streets. For a map of the location, click here.
† Life Notes February 2015