Calendar: April 27-May 25

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

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Walks take church, Christ’s peace to streets of N.O.

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Photo by Christine Bordelon | CLARION HERALD
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.”

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