Bishop Persico calls for bells to ring and releases Prayer in Time of Pandemic

Bishop Lawrence Persico is calling on the faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Erie to adopt two practices during the Easter season amid the pandemic.

He is asking all 96 parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Erie to ring their churches’ bells each Sunday at noon, starting on Easter this Sunday, and through Pentecost, on May 31.

He is also asking that Catholics in the 13-county, 202,000-member diocese say a special prayer that he wrote, called the “Prayer in Time of Pandemic,” every day at noon, starting on Easter.

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