Archdiocese to hold Monday prayer service in Detroit for peace, victims of violence in Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jun 12, 2016

In response to the senseless violence that took the lives of dozens of individuals in Florida over Saturday night, the Archdiocese of Detroit will hold a prayer service at noon on Monday, June 13, at St. Aloysius Church, 1234 Washington Boulevard in Detroit. The service will offer prayers for the victims, their families, for all those affected, and for an end to the hatred that provokes such horrific events in our country and around the world.

On Sunday, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron on his Facebook account joined Pope Francis and the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in decrying the violence and praying for the victims. Due to out-of-state meetings between the U.S. Bishops, Archbishop Vigneron will not be available to preside at the noontime service.

The prayer service at St. Aloysius will be followed immediately by the church’s 12:15 p.m. Mass. St. Aloysius, which is associated with the nearby Archdiocese of Detroit Chancery in Capitol Park, is one block north of Michigan Avenue and the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.

WHAT: Prayer service for victims of the violence in Florida, their families, all those affected, and for an end to the hatred that provokes such events in our country and around the world.
WHO: Offered by the Archdiocese of Detroit. All are welcome to attend.
WHEN: 12 noon on Monday, June 13.
WHERE: St. Aloysius Church, 1234 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226
CONTACT: Archdiocesan Communications, 313-237-5943, proffice@aod.org
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