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.

 

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