Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Friday, September 29. This is the holiest day of the year for our Jewish brothers and sisters. It is often called a day of atonement and reconciliation. Jewish people refrain from work and fast for the entire day, spending most of the day in prayer. Yom Kippur ends the time of reflection which began with the feast of Rosh Hashanah (New Year).
Let us remember our Jewish brothers and sisters and we join them in prayer. We remember that Jesus was Jewish and we ask God for forgiveness for the times when our choices or those of our culture have been anti-Semitic.