Christians celebrate Week of Prayer

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 20, 2013 - 10:40 AM |

Prayer can be powerful. From Jan. 20 to 27, several local churches will be dedicating services to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 

“An aspect of Christian Unity, is that divided people come closer when they come together to address the many social issues that divide the larger community, such as poverty in all its faces,” said Father Jim Hutton of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

“Special attention will be given to the homeless in Sudbury, that they have courage to face their challenges and find respect,” added Father Ron Perron, spiritual services director at the University of Sudbury.

Services for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are being planned by five different Greater Sudbury churches, including:

- Taize prayer service, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.,  St. Anne des pins Church, Beech Street, Sudbury

- Nickel Center Inter-Church Association Ecumenical Service, Jan. 20 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Falconbridge Hwy., Garson 

- North-Eastern Ministerial service, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., St. Stevens on the Hill, 1248 Lauzon Street, New Sudbury

- Copper Cliff Ministerial service, 7 p.m. on Jan. 23, St. John the Divine, 34 Godfrey Drive, Copper Cliff

- Sudbury Central-Southend Ministerial service, Jan. 27, 2 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 39 Walford Road, Sudbury

All offerings collected during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will go towards different charitable organizations. For more information, contact Hutton at 705-522-9346 or jameshutton2@hotmail.com. 

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