St. Irenaeus’ Health Ministry’s Bridge of Light: Human Trafficking to Human Triumph Ministry invites you to join our 2022 Solidarity Walk and Prayer Vigil from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, February 7th to honor human trafficking victims. The event will be held at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress, CA 90630. The Solidarity Walk and Prayer Vigil will begin with Taize prayer in the church. Then, everyone will walk in a candlelit procession to several stations where we will turn on the light to recognize victims hidden in plain sight. We will shine our light to reveal the causes of human trafficking, how our purchases affect the lives of others, the ways men, women, and children are victimized in sex and labor trafficking, and how laborers are exploited and trapped in farms, factories, and ships. We will conclude our Vigil walk to the Education Building where a short presentation will take place.
Note that this annual Walk and Vigil also honors St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of human trafficking victims, whose Feast Day is the next day, February 8th, as well as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. Due to limited site availability, the 2022 Solidarity Walk and Prayer Vigil will be held on Monday, February 7th instead of February 8th.
Please join us in prayerful solidarity to shine light on the darkness of human trafficking and learn how to fight this heinous crime. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Monica Kovach, Chair of Bridge of Light Ministry, at 310-490-6113.