Interfaith Prayer Service in Wake of Metro Tragedy this Friday

June 24, 2009

Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl and other faith leaders from the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington will hold a prayer service to remember the victims of this week’s Metro accident, their families and all affected. The service is open to the public. Special invitations have been extended to first responders, government officials and Metro employees:

Friday, June 26
12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church
5th & H Streets NW, Washington, DC

(Please note that the 700 block of Fifth Street will be closed to traffic during this time)

“Metro is an important part of our community. When a tragedy likes this occurs, it affects all of us and it is important that we gather as a community to pray,” said Rev. Clark Lobenstine, executive director of the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington.

Archbishop Wuerl held a brief prayer service for Metro employees on Tuesday, June 23, asking God, “In this time of testing and pain for so many in our community, guide us with your gentle compassion and unfailing help.”

Nine individuals, including passengers and a Metro employee were killed in the Red Line train accident on Monday, June 22; dozens of others were injured.

Contact:
Susan Gibbs
Director of Communications
301-853-4515
[email protected]