Light The City

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Join us on Saturday, May 21st, at the Cathedral of St. Matthew with Cardinal Wuerl for an evening of prayer and street evangelization. Following a prayer service, teams of volunteers will head out on the streets and invite passers-by to come into the church to light a candle, pause peacefully in prayer with the Blessed Sacrament, and talk with a priest. Help us pray for peace in the world and in our communities.

Light The City at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Dupont/Farragut Neighborhoods – 7:00pm-11:00pm

7:00pm – Volunteer Training
8:00pm – 11:00pm – Street Evangelization and Prayer

Volunteer in one of these ways:

1. Be a Street Evangelizer – encounter and invite others
2. Be a Prayer Warrior – spend time in the church praying throughout the evening
3. If you are a priest, join us to hear Confessions throughout the evening

 

Parish Leaders – Please share this announcement with your communities in bulletins and online:

Light The City May 21st: Celebrate the Year of Mercy by Bringing the Light of Peace and Prayer to the City!
Light The City is back! Celebrate the Year of Mercy with Cardinal Wuerl by bringing the light of peace and prayer to DC. Join us on Saturday night, May 21st, at the Cathedral for an evening of prayer and street evangelization. Following a prayer service led by Cardinal Wuerl, teams of volunteers will head out on the streets and invite passers-by to come into the church to light a candle, pause peacefully in prayer with the Blessed Sacrament, and talk with a priest. Help us pray for peace and mercy! Volunteer training is at 7:00 PM. Street Evangelization and prayer will be from 8:00-11:00 PM. Volunteers needed! Visit www.adw.org/light for more information and to sign up.


We invite all to share their prayer intentions with us on Saturday evening on social media using #LighttheCity.

For questions about Light the City, contact Michael Owens, Coordinator of Evangelization, at 301-853-5347 or [email protected].