Prayer vigils for Florida man sentenced to death

A death warrant for Eric Scott Branch was signed on Friday, January 26, 2018. His execution is scheduled for Thursday, February 22,2018 at 6 p.m. Branch was convicted of the murder of Susan Morris, a University of West Florida student, in 1993.

Your parish is encouraged to continue to pray for Eric Scott Branch, Susan and their families; 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.

Scheduled Prayer Vigils around the Orlando Diocese:

  • February 21 –  St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 6803 Old Hwy 441 South, Mount Dora, at 11:00 a.m.
  • February 22 – Church of Our Savior, 5301 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, at 5:30 p.m.
  • February 22-  Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 201 University Blvd, Daytona Beach. Free Transportation will be provided from the Church at 2 p.m. There is a pickup at Destination Daytona and Palm Coast.  There is a prayer Vigil at the church at 6 p.m. as well.   Please call (386) 255-0433 if you would like to participate.
  • February 22– St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 526 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, in the Chapel at 6:00pm.