Prayer vigils for Florida man sentenced to death

Governor Scott has ordered the execution of Michael Lambrix for Thursday, October 5th at 6pm ET. Mike Lambrix was sentenced to death 33 years ago for the killing of Clarence Moore and Aleisha Bryant. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Florida’s non-unanimous death sentencing scheme is unconstitutional. The jury vote for death for Lambrix was not unanimous: 8-4 for Moore and 10-2 for Bryant.

This would be the 25th execution ordered by Gov. Scott, a new record for a Florida governor.

Your parish is encouraged to continue to pray for Michael Lambrix, his victims, his family, the victims’ family; 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.

Take Action

Please contact Governor Scott to voice your concern. Parishes are encouraged to participate in prayer services at the parish or to attend a prayer service at the execution site in Starke.

Scheduled Prayer Vigils around the Orlando Diocese:

  • October 4-  St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 6803 Old Hwy 441 South, Mount Dora, 32757,  at 11:00 AM.
  • October 5 – Church of Our Savior, 5301 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, at 5:30pm.
  • October 5-  Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 201 University Blvd, Daytona Beach. Free Transportation will be provided from the Church at 2:00pm. A stop will be made in Palm Coast as well. Please call (386) 255-0433 if you would like to participate.

For more information on the prayer service, contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice, advocacyjustice@orlandodiocese.org or 407-658-1818 x 1086.

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