Diocese of St. Augustine Hosts Prayer Vigils for Scheduled Execution April 23

Published on Apr 18th, 2014 by Austin Keith | 0

A death warrant has been signed for Robert Hendrix to be executed in Florida on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. for the 1990 murders of Elmer Scott, Jr. and Susan Michelle Scott. This will be Florida’s fifth execution this year. Catholic faithful and members of the community are invited to gather in solidarity on April 23 at the following times and locations to pray for the victims of violent crimes and their families, for persons on death row awaiting execution, and for the end to the use of the death penalty:

• In front of the St. Augustine Beach City Hall at the corner of A1A and 16th Street, from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Contact: Nancy O’Byrne, (904) 461-9216 or email: obyrnen@bellsouth.net.

• In front of the new Duval County Unified Courthouse, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Contact: Jackie Gunning, (904) 449-3328 or email: jacqueline.gunning@bmcjax.com or Sister Maureen Kelley at (904) 704-0313 or email: mkelleyop@att.net.

• In front of the Flagler County Courthouse, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bunnell. Contact: Jackie Morelewicz, (386) 986-3146, or email: jackiem@cfl.rr.com.

• Across the highway from the Florida State Prison Execution Building, Starke, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Drive eight miles west of U.S. 301 on Florida Highway 16 West. Contact: John Linnehan, (904) 504-1004, or email: metanoia.mx@gmail.com.

A carpool will be leaving on Wednesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. from the parking lot of St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Avenue, Gainesville to attend a prayer service at Florida State Prison. Contact: Michelle Garcia, (352) 372-3533 or email: info@catholicgators.com.
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