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Posted: September 8, 2011
Clergy plan prayer service after Ground Zero ban 9/07/11
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As the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks quickly approaches, most of us are thinking about how we will mark the tragic day. The official dedication of the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan is set for Sunday, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg made it known a few days ago that religious leaders and first responders will have no part in the ceremony.

But, a group of clergy is not taking the ban lying down. Leaders are planning to gather in front of Saint Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan at 10 am on September 10th – Saturday – and walk to Ground Zero for prayer and reflection.

One of the organizers of that service is Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition. He spoke by phone with our Matt McClure.

Anthony Buscaglia -- September 8th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

This is just more example of the modern culture trying to erase God from our lives….. Please email me back ( ) with the complete street address to Saint Paul’s I and my Fiancee would truly love to join and support the prayer group that will going to ground zero on Saturday. If it’s the Saint Paul’s at W. 60 and 8th that would be great we often attend the 5pm service there it’s our favorite weekend event…

Thanks for your help……(*~*)

God bless be well. Anthony

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Chris Slattery -- September 9th, 2011 at 12:05 am

We are meeting at 10AM, this SATURDAY, 9/10/11 in front of the St. Paul’s Chapel, of Trinity Church, at 209 Broadway, in lower Mnahattan, at Vesey Street, and proceeding west on Vesy Street to West Bradway, and Vesey, opposite the PATH Train entrance for a 45 Minute Prayer Vigil starting about 10:20AM. We need a few Catholic priests, but mostly laity! Join us for the ONLY prayer service at Ground Zero. Chris Slattery, a co-organizer of the event. 212-213-4690

Sarah Wooten -- September 9th, 2011 at 11:20 am

Praise God for the Church
Lets’s pray for the people who will be attending the memorial service and the mayor. I will be be at the event in spirit. God bless y’all. Prayers

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