A number of churches across Barbados will open for the International Day for Peace on Friday, September 21. Church bells will also toll at a number of churches at 12 noon to signal the start of the ?Midday Minute Silence for Peace?.
The Anglican Church of Barbados is celebrating the day at a number of its churches. They are as follows:
- St. David’s Church will be opened from 6.00 am – 6.00 pm.
- St. James Parish Church will hold their normal Mass at 7.30 am.
- St. Stephens will hold its normal Mass at 9 am.
- St. Leonard?s will have Holy Eucharist at 8.30 am.
- St. Michael?s Cathedral will hold mass from 12.15 pm and it will be conducted by Dean Frank Marshall.
The Roman Catholic St. Patrick?s Cathedral, Jemmott?s lane will have Mass at 12 Noon and it will be conducted by Father Harcourt Blackett.
The Baha?i National Centre, 2nd Avenue, Belleville will stage ?A Day of Prayer? from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prayers will commence every hour on the hour and all have been invited.
Meanwhile, schools across the island have been instructed to have Morning Assembly on Friday. Some of these assemblies will be conducted by the Peace Ambassadors Chapters at their respective schools.
Government and the Private Sector have also been instructed to allow their staff across Barbados to observe the minute silence at 12 Noon.
The Universal Day of Hope Trust (UDOHT), Barbados Association of Non-governmental Organisations (BANGO), Barbados National Peace Council (BNPC) and the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church extend an invitation to children and youth groups across Barbados to participate in a Peace March and Rally. The March is from Jubilee Gardens to National Heroes Square at starts at 3.30 p.m. Representatives from schools, youth organisations and Church groups will deliver brief messages on peace and non-violence.
If you are having activities to celebrate the Day, please contact AJA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8223472.