Office of Advocacy and Justice Updates

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William Poyck is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, June 12th.  Please pray for Mr. Poyck, his family, the victim’s family and friends, that they will continue to receive healing through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ…

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Death Penalty

William Poyck is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, June 12th.  Please pray for Mr. Poyck, his family, the victim’s family and friends, that they will continue to receive healing through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; for all the public officials involved in this scheduled execution; for Governor Scott, that he will discern God’s will and apply the teachings of our Catholic faith on the death penalty. Please refer to the petitions and bulletin insert below. If you would like to schedule a prayer service for your parish or want more information, contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice,   advocacyjustice@orlandodiocese.org or 407-246-4819.

A Prayer Vigil will be held at 4 p.m. on June 12th in the Chapel of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 526 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park and will be presided by Fr. Richard Walsh, Pastor and Vicar General of our Diocese.

Learn about what other Catholics are doing to bring about the abolishment of the death penalty by visiting the Catholics Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty.

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