The Catholic Church of St. Rita invited Castlegar residents to celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday.

Castlegar celebrates World Day of Prayer

Friday was World Day of Prayer and Castlegar prayed for Cuba at the Catholic Church of St. Rita.

Friday was World Day of Prayer and Castlegar prayed for Cuba at the Catholic Church of St. Rita.

World Day of Prayer is an inter-denominational event, celebrated annually. St. Rita hosts every six years, with the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) organizing the church’s event.

The international event is organized by the World Day of Prayer International Committee, which meets once every five years to select the themes and countries for upcoming services. The country chosen for any given year then prepares a service based on the theme, to be shared with christians around the world.

“The country that we are praying for, that’s the country that formulates the prayers and service,” said Cecilia Skwarok, member of St. Rita’s CWL and coordinator of the event.

This year, the country to prepare the service was Cuba and the theme was “Receive children, receive me.”

“Children can mean people that are marganilized, those that are disabled, who are elderly, those who are forgotten by society. We need to welcome them into our hearts and to go out and meet their needs, whatever they are,” said Skwarok.

The service not only included a sermon, but songs and readings from women in the church. It was followed by a short video about Cuba and refreshments.


Just Posted

Trail area homicide investigation continues

Jan. 14 marked one year since Jordan Workman was discovered in the trunk of a burnt car

Updated: Outbreak prompts advisory for visitors to extended care wing in Trail hospital

A respiratory infection has been active in Poplar Ridge Pavilion since Monday, advises IH

Scammers using Castlegar home for rental fraud

Local realtors say the problem is happening more frequently with their properties

RDCK moves ahead with Castlegar rec complex upgrade plan

Board approves grant application for $13 million from provincial, federal governments

PLACE NAMES: East Arrow Park, Pend d’Oreille, and Bay Farm, revisited

The Redlands Trading Association store at East Arrow Park was named for a place in California

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

High court ruling allows long-term expats to vote in byelections across Canada

Supreme Court decision enfranchised an estimated one million or more Canadian expats to be able to vote

B.C. university students dumpster dive to shed light on food waste

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

Missing B.C. boy and aunt found safe

The pair had been reported missing from Kamloops

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Nick Naydev posted the video last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas

Unruly passenger forces B.C.-bound flight to divert to Calgary

Police say charges are pending against a woman in her 40s

The debate over how to teach math in B.C.

Tutoring businesses growing with concerns

Inflation rises as higher airfares, veggie prices offset cheaper gas

Statistics Canada says inflation accelerated to two per cent in December

Social media strains over Prince Rupert’s boil water notice

Resident forms Community for Clean Water, and Jennifer Rice responds to acting mayor’s comments

Most Read