NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, May 2, noon-1 p.m., non-denominational “Love One Another” prayer event, under a tent in front of Gretna City Hall on
Dominican Father John Restrepo, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Orleans, had major back surgery in January, and the last Mass he was able to celebrate was on Jan. 12.
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An Aug. 18 eucharistic prayer walk in the neighborhood surrounding St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Orleans is part of a growing effort to fight crime by taking Christ’s healing presence to the streets.
Dominican Father John Restrepo, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua, issued a rallying cry to local Catholics for a march against violence at a Mass Aug. 18.
“Take the peace we experience in church to the street,” Father Restrepo said. “What we experience in church, we cannot keep it in; we must take it out. We love Jesus so much that we take him to the streets.”