November 25, 2015
On Nov. 30, over 2,000 cities in more than 80 different countries around the world will be participating in the International Day of Cities for Life, Cities Against the Death Penalty. Prayer vigils will be held in each of the participating cities for the end of the death penalty, and church and monuments are lit in each of the cities, as well. Good Shepherd Parish in Tallahassee and the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel in Pensacola will be holding events, and all are encouraged to attend.
At Good Shepherd Parish, there will be a prayer service in the chapel beginning at 6 p.m. EST. Good Shepherd will be illuminated from 6 p.m. EST until 10 p.m. EST.
The Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel will have quiet adoration from 6 p.m. CST until 8:30 p.m. CST, and the church will be illuminated from 6 p.m. CST until midnight.
The bells will ring at both parishes at 6 p.m., which is normally the time executions are conducted in Florida.
To learn more about Cities for Life, check out the flyer, or to find more information about the history of the death penalty in Florida, the Catholic Church's teaching on the death penalty and to learn what you can do to help, click here.