Our prayers are acts of solidarity with those impacted by the shootings. Prayer also gives us an opportunity to reflect, listen and discern how God may be trying to move our hearts. Prayer in the wake of tragedy can help spur us to take actions that bring healing, renewal and reform to our society.
The goal of our process is to maintain a Catholic presence in all areas of our diocese. This includes ensuring that people have access to the Sunday Eucharist — the source and summit of our faith — within a reasonable distance from their homes.