Cathedral to host candlelit Vigil for Peace on Sept. 10

Calling on “all people of good will” to come together “to remember the past and dedicate ourselves to building a future free from fear and filled with peace,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, announced that the Diocese of Peoria will mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with a candlelit Vigil for Peace.

The 9/11 remembrance is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 607 N.E. Madison Ave. It will begin at 7:15 p.m.

The evening will include the premiere of an original choral work written by Dr. John Orfe, assistant professor of music at Bradley University and composer in residence to the Peoria Symphony Orchestra.

In addition, an ensemble of members from the choirs of St. Mary’s Cathedral, First United Methodist Church and Trinity Lutheran Church will sing, and there will be musical reflections from the Bradley Chorale and Bradley String Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John Jost, and the Bach Festival Choir, under the direction of Dr. Martin Dicke.

Those in the assembly will be asked to lift their voices for “America the Beautiful.”

A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the American Red Cross.
More information about the Vigil for Peace will be available in the Sept. 4 issue of The Catholic Post.

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people when four planes were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center in New York; the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.; and a farm field in Pennsylvania.

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