blogadmin | 21 October, 2008 16:32
VIGILS AND MARCH
As usual, there'll be vigils all around the state by anti-death penalty
groups. That's in addition to the protest that takes place outside the
death house in Huntsville. This week, the vigils lead up to the annual
March to End Executions on Saturday.
Statewide Execution Vigils
Huntsville - Corner of 12th Street and Avenue I (in front of the Walls Unit) at 5:00 p.m.
Austin - At the Governor's Mansion on the Lavaca St. side between 10th and 11th St. from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
Beaumont - Diocese of Beaumont, Diocesan Pastoral Office, 703 Archie St. @ 4:00 p.m. on the day of an execution.
College Station - 6 to 7 PM on execution days, corner of Texas Avenue and University Drive.
Corpus Christi - at 6 PM in front of Incarnate Word Convent at 2910 Alameda Street
Dallas - 5:30 pm, at the SMU Women's Center, 3116 Fondren Drive
Houston - To learn location or if a stay has been granted before you come out, call Burnham Terrell, 713/921-0948.
Lewisville - St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 1897 W. Main
Street. Peace & Justice Ministry conducts Vigils of Witness Against
Capital Punishment at 6:00 pm on the day executions are scheduled in
McKinney - St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community located at 110
St. Gabriel Way. We gather the last Sunday of the month, following the
11:00 Mass to pray for those men/women scheduled to be executed in the
next month and to remember the victims, their families, and all lives
touched, including us as a society.
San Antonio (Site 1) - Archdiocese of San Antonio, in the St. Joseph
Chapel at the Chancery, 2718 W. Woodlawn Ave. (1 mile east of Bandera
Rd.) at 11:30 a.m. on the day of execution. Broadcast on Catholic
Television of San Antonio (Time-Warner cable channel 15) at 12:30 p.m.
and 6:30 p.m. on the day of execution.
San Antonio (Site 2) - Main Plaza across from Bexar County Courthouse and San Fernando Cathedral - Noon
Spring - Prayer Vigil at 6 PM on evenings of executions at St Edward
Catholic Community, 2601 Spring Stuebner Rd for the murder victim, for
family and friends of the murder victim, the prison guards and
correctional officers, for the family of the condemn man/woman, for the
man/woman to be executed and to an end to the death penalty.
9th Annual March to Stop Executions
This Saturday in Houston the 9th Annual March to Stop Executions will
be held. It starts at 2 PM at S.H.A.P.E. Harambee Building, 3903 Almeda
Road. The crowd wil march to S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak.
The March to Stop Executions has been held each October since 2000. It
is sponsored by several Texas anti-death penalty organizations,
including the Austin chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty,
Texas Moratorium Network, the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement,
Texas Death Penalty Education and Resource Center and Texas Students
Against the Death Penalty.