Aug 1st Saint Peter in Chains: Day of Prayer for Christians persecuted in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East

Given the horrendous persecution which Christians are undergoing today in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, The Fraternity of St. Peter is dedicating August 1st this year, the feast of St. Peter in Chains, a Feast of our Patron, and the First Friday of the month, to pray that they may persevere in the faith, and may be delivered from this terrible persecution.

This Friday, August 1st, during the adoration and benediction that follows Mass, there will be extra prayers for those who are being persecuted: the Rosary, the Litany of the Sacred Heart, and the Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart. Mass will begin at the normal time of 7 PM.