Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki leads prayer march on one-week-anniversary of Waukesha Christmas parade attack
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Dozens of people joined together in Waukesha on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 28, to provide spiritual support for the victims and families impacted by last week's Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy.
Organizers, led by Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki, started Sunday's march from St. Josephs's Catholic Church in Waukesha.
The Archbishop and marchers made seven stops along the path of the parade to honor parade victims and their families.
Sunday's prayer march ended at Veterans Park in Waukesha where Listecki said a special prayer and had the community join him in its reading.
Archbishop Listecki told CBS 58 that they were only expecting about 20-30 people to attend the event but were overwhelmed with the larger turnout.
He added that there is one thing all of us can do to help Waukesha right now, pray.
"People just saw it and they wanted to be a part of it they wanted to do it. There's a longing in all of us wanting to do something. I would encourage all of your listeners as you're talking to God, pray. Pray."
The Archbishop says the prayers along the path will purify the area in which evil acts took place.