On Friday, August 1st, the Catholic world marks a Global Day of Prayer for persecuted Christians. At St Henry's Cathedral Eucharistic Adoration will be held at 5.30 p.m., before the Evening Mass.
The Göobal Day of solidarity and prayer is marked throughout the world and Bishop Teemu Sippo SCJ has asked all parishes in the Diocese of Helsinki to take part in the Day of Prayer.
The situation has grown more and more untenable for Christians in Iraq, Syria and the entire Middle East. In Mosul in Iraq, the last few Christian families are now being forced to flee. Islamist militants have marked the houses where Christians live with the Arabic letter Nun, or N, for Nazarene - a derogatory term for Christians.
This year's Diocesan Day will be held on Saturday, August 16th. The celebrations will begin with a Pontifical Mass in the medieval Saint Lawrence Church (Pyhän Laurin kirkko) in Lohja at 10.00 a.m.. Before Mass, there is opportunity for confession.
After the Mass, the feast will continue at Stella Maris with lunch, a lecture on Blessed Hemming, a Marian prayer and farewell coffee. Confession is possible also at Stella Maris.
Please join us in celebrating our Diocese! Please use this form to sign up for the bus which leaves St Henry's at 8.30 a.m.. or contact the parish to say you are coming even if you come by private car. If you've already signed up by calling the parish office or at a church coffee, you don't need to fill in the form. The bus to and from Lohja/Stella Maris costs EUR15 and is paid in cash on the bus.
Sign-up form (on the sign-up page there is also a map of Lohja and a map of Stella Maris)
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