WHY ARE THE BELLS RINGING??


Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and the Archdiocese of Chicago has requested that churches ring their bells beginning, Saturday, March 21st, at 9:00 AM and continue every three hours each day. The last bells will be rung at 9:00 PM. Each of the 5 prayer times will be dedicated to a specific group particularly impacted by the pandemic.

Beginning Saturday, March 21st, the prayers and intentions for each hour of prayer are below:

9:00 AM - Prayer for those infected with the virus and all who are ill

12:00 PM - Prayer for health care workers and those attending to the sick

6:00 PM - Prayer for people of every nation and their leaders

9:00 PM - Prayer for those who have died today

Here is a link to read more about the ringing of the bells and the prayers for each time.

www.archchicago.org

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