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World Day of Prayer ecumenical gathering in Charlottetown on March 2

Marilyn Gay Garvey, the CWL president at St. Dustan's Basilica, invites Islanders to a World Day of Prayer service at the basilica Friday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m.
Marilyn Gay Garvey, the CWL president at St. Dustan's Basilica, invites Islanders to a World Day of Prayer service at the basilica Friday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. BRIAN MCINNIS/THE GUARDIAN

The Cathedral Parish of St. Dunstan’s Basilica in Charlottetown invites everyone to a World Day of Prayer service Friday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m.

The basilica’s Catholic Women’s League will host the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

The ecumenical service, entitled “All God’s creation is very good”, was prepared by the Christian women of the Suriname, South America. Their time and talents combined with about 1,250 communities across Canada and more than 170 countries worldwide will unite participants in informed prayer and prayerful action.

“We gather from many places, but we live in one creation,” states the literature for the prayer service.

The women of Suriname invite World Day of Prayer participants to be reminded they are caretakers of God’s creation and to meditate and respond with a personal commitment to care for it.

Participating churches in Charlottetown include Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Trinity United, Salvation Army, Zion Presbyterian, St. James Presbyterian, St. Peter’s Anglican, St. Paul’s Anglican, First Baptist and Central Christian. The guest speaker will be Paula Soto from Chile, South America. Refreshments will be served.

Offerings collected during World Day of Prayer will provide grants for projects that benefit women touched by injustice in Canada and worldwide, and funds the work of the World Day of Prayer international committee.

The storm date is March 4 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact St. Dunstan’s CWL president Marilyn Gay Garvey, 902-569-1911, or CWL secretary Judy Donavan Whitty, 902-569-3496.

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