Hope and Healing for the Opioid Epidemic

By on August 17, 2018

A Prayer Service of Hope and Healing will be held on Friday, September 14, at 5:30 pm at Our Mother of Sorrow Church in the Town of Greece. The Very Reverend William Coffas, pastor of OMOS,  spearheaded this service in response to the opioid epidemic in our community.

Father Coffas noted that in the past year, nearly 250 people have died as a result of this public health crisis. “Some of the families who needed to have a funeral for a loved one who died because of an addiction have come to Our Mother of Sorrows for the funeral,” said Coffas.  “The Prayer Service of Hope and Healing is for anyone in our community that has been affected by this crisis.”

“It seems only fitting to gather for this service on the Feast of the Holy Cross and the day before our parish feast day, Our Mother of Sorrows,” said Coffas. “Our Mother is always there for us, encouraging us to bring God’s mercy and love into our world.”

The service is free and open to the public and people of all faiths. Purple ribbons to raise awareness of the opioid addiction will be distributed. Following the service, everyone can gather in the Parish Hall for light refreshments, fellowship and conversation with community leaders.

Our Mother of Sorrows is located at 5000 Mt. Read Blvd, Rochester 14612. For directions and more information, call OMOS at (585) 663-5432.

For more information call 585-663-5432 or visit www.motherofsorrows.net.

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