Ecumenical prayer service and program in support of refugees

Worcester’s annual Ecumenical Prayer Service will be held at Assumption College on Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on campus. Christian unity is the theme of this year’s service. Music will be led by the Assumption College Chapel Choir and the Hispanic Choir of the St. Joan of Arc Church in Worcester.

Because of the tremendous challenges facing so many refugees disrupted from their homes, this year’s
Ecumenical Prayer Servie will include a collection to support the work of the Ascentria Care Alliance in
assisting refugees settling in Worcester. Prior to the Prayer Service, a social reception will
take place at 6 p.m. at the Tinsley Campus Ministry Center. All are invited to the reception and asked
to bring personal care items, including shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and
toilet paper to be donated to refugees in the Worcester Community.