The statewide network of Missourians working to end the use of the death penalty in Missouri is planning vigils in cities across the state to raise awareness and call attention to the case of Richard Strong, who faces execution on Tuesday, June 9. The vigils will take place on June 9, unless otherwise noted.
Bonne Terre: A candlelight vigil will be held outside the prison where the execution takes place, 2727 Highway K. For more information email email@example.com, or call Margaret at 314-322-5159.
Columbia: 5 pm to 6 pm, Boone County Courthouse, in front of the columns, corner of Walnut and 8th. For more information contact 573-449-4585.
O-Fallon: Monday, April 13, 7 p.m. Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in O'Fallon. Coordinatior: Sr. Ellen Orf: email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 636-293-8253
Instructions to the Chapel: I-70 to O'Fallon K--M exit (Main St.). Turn right from the exit ramp and head north to railroad tracks; after crossing tracks, you will see the O'Fallon City Hall complex, the former convent and junior college; go past the entrance to the next right and turn in there.
Jefferson City, Capitol vigil: 12 pm - 1pm. A respectful Vigil for Life outside of the Governor's office, Second Floor (Room 216) of the State Capitol Building.
Jefferson City: Prayer service, 4:30 pm, in St. Peter's Chapel, Broadway St.
5- 6 pm Vigil across from the Supreme Court Building at 207 West High Street, 4:30-5:30. For more information contact 573-301-3529.
Joplin: Prayer begins at 5:30 pm. St. Peter the Apostle Church, Mass begins at 6 p.m. followed by continued prayer. Contact Fr J. Friedel for more information, at 417-623-8643.
Kansas City: JC Nichols Fountain on the Plaza, 5-6 pm. For more info contact 816-206-8692.
Kirksville: Time and place TBD, check with Truman State University's Amnesty International chapter.
Springfield: Park Central Square, 12 noon to 1 pm. For more information call Donna, 417-459-2960.
St. Joseph: 4pm at the intersection of Belt & Frederick. Contact Jean at 816-671-9281 for more info.
St. Louis: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Vigil on the steps of St. Francis Xavier Church at the corner of Grand and Lindell. A group will carpool from there to reach Bonne Terre before 6 p.m.. For more information email email@example.com, or call Margaret at 314-322-5159.
St. Peters: Time to Be Announced. Vigil at All Saints Parish at the Peace Pole Pavillion. 7 McMenamy Drive, St. Peters, MO. For more information contact Sally Baumbach, 636-397-3822, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.