Linda Astuto, Executive Director
Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center
2100 N. Spring St.
Amarillo, TX 79107
Cori Burns, Media Liaison
301 S. Polk, Ste 320
Amarillo, TX 79101
Amarillo, Texas July 1, 2021- Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center invites the community to an Interfaith Day of Prayer and Remembrance at the Bishop Defalco Retreat Center located at 2100 N. Spring St. in Amarillo on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center will host an Interfaith Day of Prayer and Remembrance to honor the losses we have suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are all grieving, whether we lost someone to the virus, or lost someone during the pandemic, but loss of life is not the only loss we are grieving. Many people are grieving the loss of a job and income, a sense of safety, social connection, daily routines, plans and hopes for the future and even joyful events such as weddings, graduations, and other celebrations.
Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center invites everyone to come together as one to pray and offer these losses to God and seek comfort and guidance as we move forward together to a new normal. This is an interfaith and interdenominational day of prayer, open to anyone of any faith tradition. We will have 5 prayer services on Saturday, July 24th, every hour, on the hour, from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Each prayer service, lasting approximately 30 minutes, will be led by 2-3 local pastors from various churches throughout Amarillo.
Other activities will be going on in the retreat center simultaneously with the prayer services. An art therapist will be available to assist people as they do a small project to take home with them. People with have an opportunity to visit with others who have experienced similar losses, and express their grief through art, story-telling, and sharing their prayers.
There will be light refreshments and upon leaving each person will be given a balloon on which to write a prayer and release. This is a day of prayer and healing, open to people of all faiths and walks of life.
Participating congregations as of July 1st include:
First Presbyterian Church
Polk St. Methodist Church
Pinnacle Community Church
Catholic Diocese of Amarillo
Temple B'nai Israel Jewish Temple and Synagogue
July 24, 2021
11:00am – 4:00 pm
The Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center
2100 N. Spring St.
Amarillo TX 79107
For more information about this event contact Linda Astuto, Executive Director Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center Lastuto@dioama.org 806-383-1811 Office. For media contact Linda Astuto 806-433-4300 Cell or Cori Burns 806-676-9960 email@example.com.
Donations may be made online at www.bdrc.org/donations or on-site.
The Bishop Defalco Retreat and Conference Center provides a refuge for those seeking spiritual and personal development. The Bishop DeFalco Retreat and Conference Center is a non-profit, non-denominational, religious, spiritual and educational facility owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo and dedicated to the personal and spiritual development of individuals and groups. The Bishop DeFalco Retreat and Conference Center, through its staff and employees, provides an atmosphere conducive to personal and spiritual development, guides participants in the processes of spiritual renewal, welcomes sponsoring groups, and collaborates with their leaders in their goals of human development and spiritual renewal. The Bishop DeFalco Retreat and Conference Center welcomes individuals of all faith expressions and not-for-profit educational, health, social service and civic organizations whose objectives are consistent with the mission and values of the Center and its non-profit status.