April 30 - Holy Hour for Canonization of Dorothy Day
Save the date! On April 30, we will hold a Holy Hour for the Canonization of Dorothy Day at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, where our parish soup kitchen and food pantry serve our neighbors in need.
Dorothy Day was a 20th century Catholic convert and one of the founders of the Catholic Worker Movement. Day's radical vision of societal renewal - based on the Gospels and the Church's social doctrine - has influenced generations of Catholics, including those who started our parish soup kitchen at St. Thomas of Canterbury.
The Holy Hour begins at 5:30 PM. It will be presided by Bishop Mark Bartosic, with sung Vespers by the Canons of St. John Cantius. After the Holy Hour, we will have a discussion on the Catholic Worker, the movement founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin designed to facilitate direct practice of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy by sharing the lives of the poor.
Join the reading group (April 9 and April 23)
In advance of the Holy Hour, the cultural center at St. Gregory the Great is hosting a series of discussions on excerpts of Dorothy Day’s autobiography, The Long Loneliness. Join us to read and discuss her work, and what we can learn from her in living out the faith!
Saturday, April 9 and Saturday, April 23 at St. Gregory the Great
8:30 AM – Morning prayer in the Our Lady of Consolation chapel at St. Gregory
9-10:30 AM – Breakfast and discussion in the parish center
Registrations encouraged, but not required. RSVP to Mark Franzen or call the Parish Center at 773-561-3546.