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Police, Alderman, Churches, and Community to Come Together for Safety


Media Advisory                        Contact: Rosita De La Rosa
February 5, 2009                    (773) 351-9699   rositadelarosa@yahoo.com        

Police, Alderman, Churches, and Community to Come Together for Safety  
"Prayer Vigil for Peace and to Stop the Violence in our Community.”

“The churches of Logan Square want this community to be a place of peace. We pray for the end of violence, especially violence that robs our children of their future.”   Reverend Sandra Castillo, Co-Chair of the 14th District faith base sub-committee.

“High crime is all of our problem. We must ban together to support our Police department to reduce the crime rate.” Pastor John Thompson, Armitage Baptist Church, Co-Chair of the 14th District faith base sub-committee.

The community will join the churches in Logan Square in a "Prayer Vigil for Peace and to Stop the Violence in our Community.” The Chicago Police Department 14th District Police Commander, Lucio Martinez, is asking our neighborhood’s faith communities to address the issue of violence by coming together to pray for peace. The Prayer Vigil is scheduled for Thursday, February 5, 2009 for 6:30pm at the Logan Square Eagle Monument at Kedzie Avenue and Logan Boulevard.

We will have a brief program including Commander Martinez and Alderman Rey Colón. The Right Reverend Jeffrey D. Lee, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, will be our guest preacher.

For more information contact Officer Iraida Torres, 14th District CAPS Officer, 312-744 -1261, Iraida.Torres@chicagopolice.org, Rosita De la Rosa,  Logan Square Neighborhood Association, 773-384-4370 ext.10, rositadelarosa@yahoo.com, or the Rev. Sandra Castillo, Clergy Co-Chair, 14th District Advisory Council, Chicago Police Department, 773-235-1161, sca652@yahoo.com. And Rev. from Church of the Advent/Nuestra Señora de las Americas, 2610 N. Francisco Avenue (Francisco and Logan Boulevard).  God bless you.

WHO:     Alderman Colón, Police Commander Martinez, The Right Reverend Jeffrey D. Lee, Bishop and
100 community residents

WHAT: "Prayer Vigil for Peace and to Stop the Violence in our Community”

WHEN: Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 6:30pm

WHERE: Logan Square Eagle Monument at Kedzie Avenue and Logan Boulevard
Involved churches: Armitage Baptist Church, Episcopal Church of the Advent, First Lutheran Church, Iglesia Mision Del Valle, Humbodlt Park United Methodist Church, La Iglesia Episcopal de Nuestra Señora de las Americas, Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Sylvester Parish.

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