CHICAGO (CBS) — Catholic church bells will be ringing throughout Chicago every three hours as a call for all to unite in prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, is asking Catholic parishes to ring their church bells five times a day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. This started Saturday.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot At North And Sheffield Avenues
Each of the five prayer times will be dedicated to a specific group particularly affected by the pandemic.
The groups are listed below:
9 a.m. – Prayer for those infected with the virus and all those who are illREAD MORE: More Than A Third Of CPD Staff Missed Vaccine Reporting Deadline; City Could Begin Placing Employees On 'No Pay' Status Today
12 p.m. – Prayer for healthcare workers and those attending to the sick
3 p.m. – Prayer for first responders and essential workers
6 p.m. – Prayer for people of every nation and their leadersMORE NEWS: Magnificent Mile: More Trouble For Area That Was Once A Crown Jewel Of American Retail
9 p.m. – Prayer for those who have died today