St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish to Hold Street Masses for Peace in Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood
Chicago, IL (June 7, 2019) – St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic Church, located at 2651 S. Central Park Ave. in Chicago, will hold several street masses throughout the months of June and July in an effort to bring the Gospel message of peace and hope to the streets of the Little Village neighborhood.
“These Masses continue to be an opportunity to pray for the end to violence and for resolve that there will be a continued push for peace,” said Fr. Don Nevins, Pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish. “During each of the Masses, the children will receive a special blessing, asking for the Lord’s protection from harm this summer,” Fr. Nevins added.
Now in the street Mass program’s 18th year, dozens of parish volunteers will go door to door the day before the outdoor street Masses with fliers inviting neighbors to participate. During these visits, volunteers typically encounter people new to the neighborhood as well as longer-term residents who may not be aware of the parish’s services.
Street Mass schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, June 11 – on S. Sawyer Ave. between 26th and 27th St.
Wednesday, June 12 – on S. Homan Ave. between 24th and 25th St.
Tuesday, June 18 – on S. Trumbull Ave. between 24th and 25th St.
Thursday, June 20 – on S. Lawndale Ave. between 24th and 25th St.
Tuesday, June 25 – on S. Hamlin Ave. between 25th and 26th St.
Thursday, June 27 – on S. Springfield Ave. between 27th and 28th St.
Tuesday, July 2 – on S. Avers Ave. between 32nd and 33rd St.
Tuesday, July 9 – on S. Ridgeway Ave. between 32nd and 33rd St.
Thursday, July 11 – on S. St. Louis Ave. between 27th and 28th St.
Tuesday, July 16 – on S. Ridgeway Ave. between 27th and 28th St.
All Masses will begin at 7 p.m.
The outdoor Masses will be celebrated in the middle of the street with the streets on either end temporarily blocked from the passage of cars. Participants are invited to bring their own folding chairs.
For a slideshow from one of last year's street Masses, please click here.