Racial Harmony & George Floyd
“We can make a difference as individuals, as a Church, and as a community. It begins with us. And so, we pray for conversion of minds and hearts where racist thoughts and hatred are harbored and fester.”
– Bishop Gregory Parkes
On June 7, 2020, Bishop Parkes led a prayer vigil for peace, healing and change. Learn more about the Prayer Vigil and find photos and videos here.
The senseless murder of George Floyd and recent events of racial violence has brought us as Catholics a new opportunity to root out the sin of racism in our homes, community, and world.
Inspired by our Catholic faith, we seek to change hearts in the wake of civil unrest and division in our society. May we prayerful work together towards justice and racial harmony. We invite you to learn how we can learn how to pray, learn, and act at a time such as this.
Photos courtesy of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. To view more photos, click here.