Prayers will be offered for the St. Cloud Diocese’s sister Diocese of Maracay, Venezuela, and for peace in their country at the 12:05 p.m. Mass Sept. 5 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
The country, which is experiencing political turmoil and a downward spiraling economy, has been dealing with a deepening humanitarian crisis for more than three years, resulting in severe shortages of food and medicine and an increase in violence and crime.
The Maracay diocesan liaison committee plans to attend the Mass and especially encourages those with connections and a heart for Venezuela to join them. Mass will be held in the lower church.