Murry is chairman of committee against racism

Murry is chairman of committee against racism


The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the establishment of an ad hoc committee against racism.

Initiated by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the USCCB, the committee will focus on addressing the sin of racism in our society, and even in our Church, and the urgent need to come together as a society to find solutions.

Bishop George V. Murry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has been appointed by Cardinal DiNardo as chairman of the committee. The committee membership will be finalized in the coming days and its mandate will be confirmed at the first meeting.

Cortland Trinity to host documentary’s showing


Cortland Trinity Baptist Church, 2576 McCleary Jacoby Road, will host the showing of “It’s Only Cookie Dough” at 2 p.m. Sunday. The documentary is about Lynch, Ky., a town where 10,000 people once gathered from around the world to extract high-quality coal that fueled wartime steel production.

After the war, Appalachia was devastated, putting thousands of men out of work. Over time, the population shrank to less than 1,000. Facing a bleak future, a handful of desperate prayer warriors began praying and God graciously answered.

Lynch is now experiencing an economic revival. Many see Lynch’s devastating downturn paralleling what we’ve experienced here in the Mahoning Valley.

This is a free event. A love offering for the Sentinel Group, producers of the documentary, will be received.

Women’s Day breakfast


Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., will host its Women’s Day Prayer Breakfast at 10 a.m. today. The host pastor is Rev. William King Jr.

Blessing of backpacks


The blessing of backpacks will take place at Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St., at 5 p.m. today and at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Schoolchildren are asked to bring their backpacks to worship.

Murphy family will perform gospel music


Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., invites the public to its worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday to enjoy the southern gospel singing of the Murphy family from Columbus. They will have the entire morning worship, then attendees are invited to a potluck dinner in the fellowship hall.

The church also will be celebrating the 48th wedding anniversary of its pastor, Jonathan Mitchell, and his wife, Joyce.

Pilgrim Virgin Statue


The United Nations International Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at Ohio Living Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave., today. Adoration of the Blessed Virgin will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the Gathering Room of the life plan community.

For information, call 330-746-2944.

Westminster changes worship schedule


Beginning Sept. 3, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, will return to its regular worship schedule with two services beginning at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Preschool will be offered Monday through Friday for children age 3 to 5.

For information, call 330-758-4513 or email

Coalburg United offers new service times


Beginning Sept. 10, Coalburg United Methodist Church, 1906 Wick Campbell Road, will have new service times.

Worship service will start at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School will begin at 10:45 a.m.

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