"We're looking for Washington to partner with the community to solve the problem. This is a partnership, but we need their resources, and we need the powers they have. Government has a place in this," Pfleger said.
Fr. Pfleger says the federal government has promised funds to help in the anti-violence effort.
Another South Side church participated in the anti-violence effort Sunday. Trinity United Church of Christ held a march against violence after its morning service.
Members of the church called it a wake-up call to the community after the recent killing of Fenger high school student Derrion Albert.