Racism Awareness

Prayer to Overcome Racism

Mary, friend and mother to all,
through your Son,
God has found a way to unite himself
to every human being,
called to be one people,
sisters and brothers to each other.
We ask for your help in calling on your Son,
seeking forgiveness for the times
when we have failed to love and respect one another. We ask for your help in obtaining
from your Son the grace we need
to overcome the evil of racism
and to build a just society.
We ask for your help in following your Son,
so that prejudice and animosity
will no longer infect our minds or hearts
but will be replaced with a love that
respects the dignity of each person.
Mother of the Church,
the Spirit of your Son Jesus
warms our hearts:
pray for us.
Amen.

Additional Resources:

The Pope Condemns the Sin of Racism and Bishop Shelton Fabre on Racism

Homilies on Peace by Father Trey:

- homily 1: Called to be Ambassadors of Peace

- homily 2: Take the Word of God with You

The US Catholic Bishops Patoral Letter on Racism :  Brothers and Sisters to Us