With the time change the prayer vigil at the prison site took place both in the day and in the night. Due to a last minute appeal to the US Supreme Court, it was not until 8:23 p.m. that the "stay" was lifted and Patrick Hannon was executed at 8:50 p.m. Approximately 60 people participated in the vigil. Our Saviour parishioners Grace Young is 94 and Cecilia Sloan is 87. Both of these extraordinary women participated with a conviction and zeal that would put a "millennial" to shame; you had the sense that they were "channeling" Servant of God Dorothy Day.
MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED, THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD, REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
Dedicated to the commemoration of the faithful departed, the month of November is marked by special remembrance of all those who have passed in the parish since last All Souls' Day. Guided by the Bereavement Ministry and the Music Ministry many gathered on the Feast of All Souls (Nov. 2) to remember our loved ones who have passed. They created our All Souls Shrine to offer to the parish a way to be in companionship with the faithful departed throughout the month, praying for them and benefiting from their prayers for us: a witness to the "communion of saints".
On the same day, the St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Garden Committee took one more step in their efforts to improve and develop our Memorial Garden. The new grave markers were placed, establishing the new practice of marking each interment with its own granite head stone.