Printable Version Printable Version

Invitation to vigil commemorating deceased homeless

12/16/2016 | Comments

I wish to invite readers of The Colorado Catholic Herald to the Longest Night of the Year Vigil — a memorial service for local people who died in 2016 as a result of homelessness. On Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m., come to a candlelight remembrance in the backyard Memorial Garden of Bijou House, 411 W. Bijou St., west of Spruce St. There will be prayer, a welcome and purpose of the vigil, a little music and a reading of the names of the deceased. This service is moving — but not depressing. Dress warmly, share in the vigil, and then warm up in an adjacent meeting hall for refreshments and fellowship. This annual ecumenical vigil is an effort of the Bijou Community, with members of the Catholic faith, the Mennonite faith, and various other faiths.  
Sally Green,
Colorado Springs

About Disqus Comments

Our Disqus commenting system requires Internet Explorer 8 or newer. Also works with Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera.

An account with Disqus is not required if you post as a guest, but a name and Email address must be entered in the appropriate boxes. These DO NOT have to be your actual name and email address.

  1. Click the "Start the Discusson" field
  2. Click the "Name" field and enter it.
  3. Check the "I'd rather post as a guest" box.
  4. Click the Email field and enter it.

Comments may not show immediately. Moderator reserves the right to remove offensive or irrelevant posts.

comments powered by Disqus