Intercessions for Life

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On November 12th, 2013, Darius Kimbrough, is scheduled to be executed at Florida State Prison, in Starke. Bishop Noonan has asked that each parish consider offering one of the following intercessions at all weekend Masses on November 9th and 10th.  

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On November 12th, 2013, Darius Kimbrough, is scheduled to be executed at Florida State Prison, in Starke. Bishop Noonan has asked that each parish consider offering one of the following intercessions at all weekend Masses on November 9th and 10th.  

For victims of violent crimes
and for those who are awaiting execution…
for Darius Kimbrough, scheduled to be executed
this week by the State of Florida;
We pray to the Lord  

For the men and women who sit on death row
awaiting the end of their life,
that we might pray for them
with compassion and care;
We pray to the Lord

For those who have lost hope,
and especially for those condemned to die,
that we might work to save their lives;
We pray to the Lord

For those condemned to die,
and especially for men and women on death row,
that their plight might move the hearts of the people of this nation;
We pray to the Lord

“Abolition of the death penalty is most consonant with the example of Jesus, who both taught and practiced the forgiveness of injustice.”

– US Bishops, Statement on Capital Punishment, Article 13