On July 5, 2017, at Holy Rosary Church, Belleville, Christians, Muslims and Jews were invited to pray for our country, Canada, on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. A unique hour was chosen to gather: 1:50 pm. to mark the Anniversary by Father John Hibbard and organizer, Sheila Alexander. The inter-faith Prayer Service comprised of Readings from the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament and the Koran. Representatives from local churches, the veterans, service groups, the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Women’s League and the mosque, led prayers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Pictured after the Service are a group of participants holding a large Canadian flag that once flew on the Peace Tower of the Parliament Building. Many participants wore red and white.
Photo credit: Paul Hibbard