Posted at: 09/07/2013 9:34 PM
Updated at: 09/08/2013 2:01 PM
By: Jenna Lohse
Local Catholics Participate in Day of Prayer for Syria
(ABC 6 News)-- Many local Catholics are praying for peace, taking part in a worldwide day of fasting and prayer for Syria today.
With hymns in hand and heads bowed, more than a hundred people spent their morning at Assisi Heights in Rochester, praying for peace to resolve the crisis Syria.
"I feel like it's in God’s hands, that I don't have the answers, I pray about it a lot,” said Marjorie Rapp after attending the service.
Praying is just one thing many of these people say they can do to try and help those across the world.
"We are all related on this Earth and this planet is all ours and if we destroy something over there we are destroying something within ourselves, said Sister Marlys Jax, Assisi Heights.
Songs of peace, scripture readings and moments of silence were all part of Saturday’s service.
"Those periods of silence help us to our own selves our own souls and hearts to connect to with number one God, but also the person around the world that we would be wanting to pray for and pray with,” said Jax.
Many of them holding onto their faith for a peaceful resolution, saying violence is not the answer.
"I think the answer is prayer and that's where the power is,” said Rapp.
Pope Francis is holding prayer vigil for Syria in St. Peters square until midnight tonight.