St. Charles Catholic Church welcomes Portland residents to the annual public prayer Friday, March 30, to recall the pain and suffering of Jesus in connection with the pain and suffering of the many living in Portland today.
The walk will begin at Ainsworth United Church of Christ with an opening service led by Rev. Cecil Prescod. Participants will then walk to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, making 14 stops along the way. Each stop will connect part of Jesus’ walk to a social injustice that Portland communities face today. Gun violence, police accountability, sexual assault, racism, housing, immigration, and HIV are some of the issues that will be addressed. Most stations will approach the issues with a personal story of someone from the community.
All Portland residents are invited, and people with children are especially encouraged to attend.
There will be a collection taken, proceeds of which will be donated to Don’t Shoot PDX. Additionally, there will be wheelchairs (and volunteers to push them) available for those who want to participate but who are not able to walk the route.
For more information contact:
St. Charles Catholic Church