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Coffee with the Pope - on Fountain Square

Thursday, September 24, 2015

9:30 AM

Fountian Square

520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (map)

Join us as we gather in Fountain Square to witnesses the historic speech by Pope Francis to a joint session of Congress.

Take a selfie with the Pope. Add your message to our ever-growing “Note for the Pope.” Enjoy free coffee with friends.

Our partner St. Vincent de Paul will be gathering non perishable food items, so bring your donation. Cincinnati Catholics inspired by Pope Francis have responded to his challenge to end world hunger by 2025. Your small donation of food will be combined with others to help us defeat hunger in our own backyard.

Catholics Churches across the area will be ringing their bells at 10:00 AM to encourage us to say the following prayer:

God of all peoples,

 We give you thanks for your Son, Jesus Christ, whose final prayer for his disciples was, “that they may be one as we are one.”

We praise you for the gift of Pope Francis, our Holy Father, who has been given the historic opportunity to proclaim Your love and truth to the heart of our democracy.

We ask that his witness stir in our elected leaders and citizens across our country a renewal of unity in serving the common good of the entire human family.  Let this day bring new possibilities ​… For the protection of our religious freedom;

  ​… For the respect of all life from conception until natural death;

​… For the strengthening of our families, the foundation upon which our whole nation rests;

​… For feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and welcoming the migrant;

​… For forging racial harmony and seeking peace and solidarity in our communities and throughout the world;

​ ​… For protecting the gift of creation, our common home.

May we always proclaim our faith in the public square and be a sign of Your love to all the world. We ask for all these things through Jesus Christ our Lord, Light to all nations.

Amen.

Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati

 

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