The statewide network of Missourians working to end the use of the death penalty in Missouri is planning vigils in ten cities across the state on Tuesday, October 28th to raise awareness and call attention to the case of Mark Christeson, who faces execution on Wednesday, October 29th.
Bonne Terre: 11pm on the 28th until after the execution at midnight. Some will carpool from the St. Louis vigil to this one. A candlelight vigil will be held outside the prison where the execution takes place, 2727 Highway K. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Margaret on 314-322-5159.
Columbia: 5pm to 6, Boone County Courthouse, in front of the columns, corner of Walnut and 8th. For more information contact 573-449-4585.
Jefferson City, Capitol vigil: 12pm. A respectful Vigil for Life outside of the Governors office in the state Capitol. Room 216 on the second floor of the state capitol.
Jefferson City: Prayer service, 4pm, St. Peter's Chapel on Broadway St. Vigil across from the Supreme Court Building at 207 West High Street, 4:30-5:30. For more information contact 573-301-3529.
Joplin: 6:30 to 7pm, St. Peter the Apostle Church, Mass begins at 6 followed by continued prayer regarding the execution. Contact Fr J. Friedel for more information, at 417-623-8643.
Kansas City: JC Nichols Fountain on the Plaza, 5pm-6pm (note the new time). 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: 4:30pm at the intersection of Belt & Frederick. Contact Jean at 816-671-9281 for more info.
St. Louis: Vigil from 8pm to 9 on the steps of St. Francis Xavier Church at the corner of Grand and Lindell. A group will carpool from there to Bonne Terre to hold vigil outside the prison until after the execution is completed. For more information email email@example.com, or call Margaret on 314-322-5159.
St. Peters: 7pm vigil at All Saints Parish at the Peace Pole Pavillion. 7 McMenamy Drive, St. Peters, MO. For more information contact John, 636-397-1440 x227.