The following came from a July 9 email from a CCD reader.

Please join David Lehnhardt and other faithful Catholics in praying The Sacred Heart of Jesus Divine Mercy and The Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Rosary Friday evening, July 18, in reparation for San Diego “gay pride” weekend. Though this is primarily a Catholic event, all Christians of like mind and heart are invited to walk with us in solidarity.

We’ll meet at St. John the Evangelist parish, 1638 Polk Ave. in Hillcrest, for 5:45 p.m. Mass followed by 7:00 p.m. Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and then begin our walk immediately afterward.

We’ll pray aloud the entire Rosary (all 20 decades) and the Divine Mercy Chaplet for purity and chastity as we walk the “pride” parade route along University and Sixth Avenues. Our walk will take us past many “gay” bars and other restaurants where many “pride”-goers will be partying. Please bring sacramentals, such as holy water and blessed salt, religious images, and crucifixes.

Last year, we had only a handful of prayer walk participants, and the crowds were very hostile to our presence. We expect similar hostility this year, so we really need more prayer warriors–and our Lord Jesus Christ needs us to be His witness in the midst of this satanic evil.

Please, please join us if you can. If you can’t, please pray for the prayer walkers and for the conversion of “pride” participants and enablers. Share this message with others, and invite your friends through Facebook at the following link: