Sounds of praise and worship could be heard at Oakwood Beach in the morning hours of Aug. 30 as more than 200 people turned out for a Mass to pray for peace in the City of Chicago during the upcoming academic year. This was this fifth anniversary of the services, which are normally held on beaches across the city.
Bishop Joseph Perry elevates the Eucharist during a sunrise Mass on Aug. 30 at Oakwood Beach, 39th Street and Lake Shore Drive. The Mass marked the fifth anniversary of sunrise services hosted by the Black Deacons of Chicago to pray for peace during the upcoming school year.
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