St. Martha Catholic Church along with Kingwood United Methodist Church and several other churches in the area along with The Crossover Project are hosting and organizing Houston’s March of Remembrance in Kingwood Texas this year.
Every Spring, the Jewish people commemorate the 6 million lives lost and the atrocities committed against their people during the holocaust on a day called Yom HaShoah, which translated means Holocaust Day. This has been a relatively quiet event that many outside of the Jewish community are unaware of.
It is observed in Jewish Communities throughout the world with memorial ceremonies. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and a public holiday. It is observed annually on the 27th of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar, which falls in April or May on the Gregorian calendar. This year, Yom HaShaoh occurs on April 18, 2012. Our event in Houston is Saturday, April 21st.
The March of Remembrance provides an opportunity for people worldwide to publicly demonstrate their respect for the Jewish people and their right to exist as a nation. Throughout their long history, the Jewish people have repeatedly been threatened with annihilation from their various enemies, with no logical justification, other than that they were Jewish.
Most of humanity has stood by silently, either oblivious, or indifferent to the plight of the Jewish people, or unwilling to risk taking a stand in their defense.
Join us and break the silence. If this is a stand and proclamation that you desire to make, please join us on April 21st and let the sound of your footsteps stamp out the silence of indifference and self preservation that has occurred throughout the centuries. Walk in solidarity for the Jewish people to let them know that, while we cannot erase the events of the past, we are willing to forge the footprints of the future, side by side with them, breaking the silence of indifference to stand in their defense.
1:00 to 1:30 Opening Prayer and Music at Kingwood United Methodist Church (KUMC)
1:30 to 2:30 Prayer Walk from KUMC to St. Martha’s along Woodland Hills (1.7 miles)
3:00 to 5:00 Holocaust Survivor Ruth Steinfeld and second generation Survivor Dr. Hy Penn with Leaders and Ministers from many denominations and Rabbi Dan Gordon from Temple Beth Torah at St. Martha Catholic Church/Woodland Hills Campus 3702 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood Texas 77339
5:00 to 6:00 Music, Refreshments and Open Microphone of Thanksgiving
This event is hosted by Msgr. Borski of St. Martha’s Catholic Church, Kingwood, Texas (281-358-5523) and Rev. Jim Welch of Kingwood United Methodist Church (281-358-2137). The main coordinator for this event is Pastor Rod Bryant of Calvary Church, Kingwood, Texas (281-354-2692).
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