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Students march for peace

Peace march in Logan

Peaceful perspective: Primary school students gather to pray for peace on Logan streets.

THE community of St Francis College, Crestmead, has taken to the streets to pray for peace.

More than 500 primary school students and staff marched down Browns Plains Road to St Maximilian Kolbe Church in their fourth annual march for peace on August 14.

The event garnered positive support from the locals of Crestmead and the wider community.

Marsden associate pastor Divine Word Missionaries Father Adrian Jenani told the children, “how great you are”.

St Francis College’s head of primary campus Paul Blinkhoff had just returned from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and felt that from his recent experiences there was a real requirement to pray for peace.

Mr Blinkhoff said of his students, it was “beautiful to see that it meant a lot to them”.

The students began the event by gathering for a prayer to remind them of the day’s intention.

Each class designed their own banners and signs proudly promoting the message of peace.

Mass was celebrated at the end of the march, followed by a song from Fr Jenani to the children.

Mr Blinkhoff said the day was a success and helped spread the Gospel message of peace in an apostolic way.

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