SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The annual Bishop Walk hosted by Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri was set to be held today, but was canceled because of COVID-19.
So instead of the walk, the group hosted a Facebook live stream of the bishop’s prayer.
“We will have the exposition of the blessed sacrament,” said Bishop Edward Rice with the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. “We will pray the rosary. And offer benediction with a special remembrance for those who are suffering from the virus. For our medical professionals who are assisting them. And for those who are working for a inoculation for the virus.”
The annual Bishop’s Walk is a gathering of locals who are participating in the three pillars of Lent.
The event is also a fundraiser for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri.
The group says it is accepting donations at CCSOMO.org.