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Ministry group holds bipartisan prayer vigil for election

Posted at 6:02 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 19:02:17-05

Like many across the nation, members the Mother's Ministry Group at St. John Cathedral Church in Lafayette are anxious to find out who will be the next President of the United States.

On Friday, three days after the polls closed, the group gathered for a bipartisan prayer vigil, hoping to cast out fear with peace.

"We all have a lot of anxiety about what's going on in the country right now with the election," explained Katherine Odinet. "[We] feel our best bet is to turn to Mary and our prayers and our Rosary so that she will comfort us."

Odinet said one of the group's concerns is the wait for the election results.

"We encourage everyone to pray," she added.

The group normally meets in small groups on Fridays, but Odinet and fellow organizer Aline Bourque said organizers opened it up to a larger area and invited anyone who wanted to join in prayer.

"We're feeling called to support our leaders," explained Bourque. "Today we figured we'd bring it outside in front of the Grotto and unite our prayers, just asking for peace in this world."

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