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Sisters of St. Joseph to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2013 at 7:14 pm

 

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Celebrate, Commemorate, Continue the Dream…

 

The Sisters of Saint Joseph would like to invite you to join them in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  

This event was a milestone in United States history. As our nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of this event, and the powerful message of Dr. Martin L. King Jr., we celebrate the way in which participants of different racial groups and faith denominations united as one for a just cause.

 In the words of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,

“It was here that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, which redirected the moral compass of the nation toward concern for the cause of justice…Seeking to touch and to move the heart of America, they came to the nation’s capital and marched to advance the cause for Civil Rights, calling for an end to segregation.  …the participants marched on foot and proclaimed the good news of our God who acts in favor of the marginalized in our country;  they called upon the nation to enact legislation that would benefit those suffering and forgotten.”

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 9:00 A.M., exactly fifty years later, the public is invited to a brief service to celebrate this remarkable event.

 The service will take place in the Motherhouse chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135  This will be an open gathering to which neighbors, friends, co-workers, and local politicians are invited.  

What a wonderful opportunity to continue to Dare to Dream together! Please join come and spread the word to others.

 Contact information:

Helen Sullivan, CSJ, Director of the Office of Justice and Peace, helen.sullivan@csjboston.org   617.746.2102

Joanne Gallagher, CSJ, Director of Communications, joanne.gallagher@csjboston.org  617.746.2110

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