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St. Mary’s to host prayer service for families separated at the border

WORTHINGTON — People of all backgrounds and religions are invited to Sunday’s ecumenical prayer service for the families that have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The service, meant to stress the importance of family and the tragedy of kids being separated from their parents, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Kids and parents will sit on different sides in the audience to symbolize the separation. The service will start with a procession, where kids will carry candles.

“Each candle symbolizes 100 kids that are being held in detention right now,” said Rev. Jim Callahan of St. Mary’s.

The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s, Our Lady of Guadalupe Free Clinic, Familias Juntas and Faces of Worthington.

“It’s open to everybody,” Callahan said.

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