Catholic Charities to host Lenten services

Record Staff Report

The public is invited to join in a series of weekly prayer services during Lent that will center on various ministries provided by Catholic Charities of Louisville.

“Share the Journey Lenten Prayer Gatherings” will begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 8:15 a.m. at Holy Name Church, 2914 South 3rd St. The service is expected to end by 9 a.m.

Each subsequent week will focus on a “particularly vulnerable population that our church serves through the work of Catholic Charities,” according to a press release from organizers. “We will pray together and learn a little about how we respond to their needs.”

The services are organized by Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Worship.

The title of the series,  Share the Journey, comes from a campaign launched by Pope Francis in the fall of 2017. He called on Catholics around the world to share their journey in life with immigrants and refugees.

The remaining dates are:

  • Feb. 22: The prayer service will focus on victims of human trafficking;
  • March 1: The prayer service will be for refugees;
  • March 8: The prayer service will be for the elderly in long-term care;
  • March 15: The service will be for those facing poverty; and
  • March 22: The focus of the service will be on vulnerable mothers.

For more information, contact Deacon Lucio Caruso at Catholic Charities of Louisville at 637-9786 or lcaruso@archlou.org.

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