Holy Hour for victims of violence and healing for all people impacted by violence

Our weekly Wednesday evening Holy Hour on June 5 will be offered for the victims of violence and healing for all people impacted by violence. It will begin at 7:30 pm in the Basilica. Confessions will be heard during the Holy Hour.

This is the statement from Bishop Michael Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, regarding the recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach:

In unity with Bishop Barry Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond, I ask all Catholics and people of good will to join me in prayer for those who lost their lives in Virginia Beach earlier today as a result of yet another mass shooting. Please also pray for the families of the deceased, the injured, and the community. This attack is a reminder of the deep spiritual wounds that exist in our society, where some feel they have the right to violate the inherent dignity of the human person. Such acts of violence are as evil as they are irreversible. May those souls of those who died, rest in peace, and may God grant healing to the injured.

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