St. Peter Claver
St. Peter Claver Church in Lexington, KY, led a prayer service on August 25, 2019, aimed at recognizing systematic racism in the United States and working toward healing. St. Peter Claver joined churches of different denominations around the country Sunday in remembering enslaved Africans who were brought to the colony of Virginia in August of 1619. Father Norman Fischer, the pastor of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, led the service Sunday afternoon. When the bells were rung at 3 p.m., the doors of the church were held open to symbolize the solidarity with other churches across the country that were ringing bells at the same time.