Dear Mary Queen of Peace Parish Family,
The tragic murdering of any innocent person is cause for concern, but the horror of seeing nine church-going, Bible-studying black people in a Charleston church killed by a cold-hearted young man filled with racial hatred is beyond comprehension. The response on the part of that church congregation and the black community, being not only non-violent but also faith-filled, is indeed a sign of hope.They are putting the teaching of Jesus into practice, and they are living by the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
May the Lord bless you, and our patron, Mary Queen of Peace, pray for you!
Father Bob Reiker, Pastor