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Diocese of Metuchen to mark World Day of the Poor with Evening Prayer

November 15, 2017

METUCHEN – The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, invites all to attend Evening Prayer: In Solidarity with the Poor on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, 32 Elm Ave.

The Evening Prayer in the Diocese of Metuchen will be an occasion for the community to reflect on how poverty is at the heart of the Gospel and an opportunity for those who work to aid, care for and comfort those in greatest need to be affirmed, inspired and sent forth with a renewed commitment to building a “culture of encounter” and bringing people together across differences with tenderness and solidarity.

Pope Francis instituted the new World Day of the Poor observation at the end of the 2015-16 Jubilee Year of Mercy. The theme this year is “Love not in word but in deed.” It will take place annually on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, in preparation for the Feast of Christ the King.

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