Father John Auby, pastor of St. William Parish, emphasized the Mass would be open to all concerned about the economy.
"Everyone is welcome.
We want to pray with them and for them," he
said the Catholic Church has historically been supportive of workers.
said the prayers of the faithful at daily and weekend Masses have included special prayers for people affected by the economic situation.
noted that "it's a very hard time.
People's lives are drastically affected.
There's a trickle-down effect with many businesses impacted."
Churches are affected, too.
For example, Father Auby
said some families are having difficulty paying tuition in Catholic schools or making contributions to the parish.