The Catholic Church in Milwaukee is organizing a public march for racial justice this Saturday morning, July 11th. The gathering begins at 9:00am at St. Francis of Assisi parish, 1927 Vel R. Phillips Ave., 53212.
If you believe you can do so safely given your COVID risk, please consider joining fellow Catholics and others at this event. You are welcome to join for only the opening gathering if you do not want to participate in the march. You are also welcome to remain in your car, either just to attend the opening gathering or to follow the marchers along the route.
More info is available here.
Your attendance will be an act of solidarity with the victims of racism, a statement to the Church's leaders that Catholics are eager to support racial justice initiatives, and a message to the wider community that people of faith are committed to concretely living out God's love.
Contact Fessahaye Mebrahtu at MebrahtuF@archmil.org with questions.
With the current happenings in our world and in our city, this is a place where you'll be able to find comments, statements, and other useful documents concerning issues of social justice.
Click here for a statement from the Bishops of Wisconsin regarding the unjust killings and recent protests happening in our communities.
Click here to read Fr. Bryan Massingale's National Catholic Reporter article entitled The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it, referenced in this weekend's homily by Fr. Jim Voiss.
Click here to read Pastor Fr. Jim Flaherty's statement on current social justice issues.