Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community Remembers Peace-Makers who Gave Lives/Liturgy Led by Maureen McGill, ARCWP and Janet Blakeley

On Aug.9, 2014, Maureen McGill and Janet Blakeley led a liturgy of remembrance of people who had given their lives for peace in the 20th and 21st century.
Roman Catholic Woman Priest Maureen McGill ARCWP wearing stole and Janet Blakeley in blue lead liturgy.
Mindy Lou Simmons, music ministry, sings "where have all the flowers gone"

 We also remembered all those who died in World War1, World War11, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, 9-11, Gaza, Israel,  and the current wars in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.

We lit candles to remember

First Candle:Titus Brandsma, A Dutch Carmelite priest and Deitrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor, both of whom opposed the Nazi regime and tyranny.
Second Candle: Franz Jagerstatter, who refused to serve in Hitler's army and was behaded as an enemy of the state.

Third Candle: Edith Stein, scholar, teacher, convert from Judaism to Catholicism who entered Carmelite Order. She was known for her kindness to children in Auschwitz prison camp. She died in the gas chamber in 1941 in solidarity with the millions of her people who were killed in camps during Hitler's reign of terror. 

Fourth Candle: Maximillian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest and martyr who took the place of another man who was to be put to death. When the man cried out that he would never see his wife and children again, Fr. Kolbe stepped forth. 
Fifth Candle: Millions of people who were killed in all the wars and violent conflicts in the 20th and 21st century. 
Janet Blakeley preached homily
Maureen McGill, ARCWP and Janet Blakeley Co-Presided at Liturgy of Remembrance

Our MMOJ  community meets on Sat. at 4 PM for an inclusive Catholic Mass at St. Andrew UCC in Sarasota, Florida.

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