The Church of St. Francis of Assisi will be holding a special liturgy for people affected by suicide. This will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 6pm.
This liturgy is for anyone that may have been affected by suicide – those of all faiths or none, you are welcome.
People of all races, ethnicities, social classes and gender take their lives. At times there are warning signs while other times there are not. But no matter what, nothing can prepare us for the loss of a beloved family member or friend from suicide. It leaves us with so many questions as well as feelings of guilt and loss. While we will never fully know why a person ends his or her life, we can turn to prayer for comfort. Through prayer we can voice our pain, loss, anger and confusion. In prayer, we must also remember to lift up those who battle depression, isolation and hopelessness. Everyone is fighting a battle of their own, some are visible and others are not, let us come together and pray with one another.
If you would like to have someone remembered who has been affected by suicide we will speak their names during our prayer of the faithful at this Mass. Please feel free to fill out the form below with their first name.
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All are welcome.