May 2002

June 21 will be Day of Peacemaking

Catholic Health Initiatives is inviting market-based and national staff to participate in the second annual Day of Awareness, Prayer and Reflection for Peacemaking on June 21.

Last year, on the inaugural Day for Peacemaking, Catholic Health Initiatives
joined with other national and local organizations to pray for peace with a special focus on children and the communities in which they live. "The second Day for Peacemaking seems especially important as our country struggles with the aftermath of the unprecedented terrorism experienced on September 11, 2001, and the multiple threats of bioterrorism in our communities," said Patricia A. Cahill, Esq., president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives.

Cahill encourages market-based organizations and national offices to participate in the Day for Peacemaking in any way that is appropriate for their locations and communities. Catholic Health Initiatives will distribute sample prayer services and possible activities prior to June 21. "We encourage everyone to invite their local communities to participate in this event," said Cahill. "We would like local ministerial organizations, neighborhood schools, community leaders and social service agencies to share this Day of Peacemaking with us."

For more information, contact Peggy Egan, OSF, vice president of mission and healthy communities, at, or Colleen Scanlon, RN, JD, senior vice president of advocacy, at