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Vigils for Orlando

The following congregations in the Diocese of Newark are hosting vigils, or participating in community vigils, to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2016.

(This list will continue to be updated.)

Tuesday, June 14

Clifton - St. Peter’s Church
7:30 PM, a candlelight march and prayer service (390 Clifton Ave.)

Jersey City - Church of the Incarnation, Grace Church Van Vorst and St. Paul's Church in Bergen
8 PM, community candlelight vigil at the Pedestrian Plaza on Newark Avenue
The Rev. Laurie Wurm will offer an invocation and the three Episcopal congregations will be offering music

South Orange - St. Andrew & Holy Communion and St. George's, Maplewood
7 PM, a rally at the gazebo on Sloan Street
The Rev. Dr. Canon Sandye Wilson will offer the closing prayer

Wednesday, June 15

Boonton - St. John's Church
7 PM, the Boonton United Vigil at the First Presbyterian Church (513 Birch Street)
Contact: The Rev. Tim Carr 973-334-3655

Hoboken - All Saints Parish
7:15 PM, a Hoboken Community Vigil on the steps of City Hall (94 Washington St.)

Madison - Grace Church
5:30 PM, "A Litany after the Orlando Massacre" during Evening Prayer (4 Madison Ave.)

Montclair - St. Luke’s Church
7 PM, an interfaith candlelight vigil on the lawn of the the local Congregational church (40 S. Fullerton Ave.)
followed by a Healing Eucharist at St. Luke’s (73 S. Fullerton Ave.)

Morristown - Church of the Redeemer
8 PM, an Interfaith Vigil for Orlando: Solidarity in Love… Solidaridad en el Amor (36 South Street)
followed by a candlelight procession to the Green
Bishop Mark Beckwith will speak at this event

Thursday, June 16

Allendale - Trinity Church
6:30 PM, Interfaith Candlelight Vigil (55 George Street)

Chester - Church of the Messiah
7 PM, a service of prayer and reflection with music (50 State Route 24 West)

Glen Ridge - Christ Church of Bloomfield & Glen Ridge
7 PM, an ecumenical evening of reflection and response featuring music, prayer, candlelight, word, and calls to action (74 Park Ave.)
Contact: The Rev. Diana Wilcox 973-975-7589

Millington - All Saints
'7:30 PM, Candlelight Prayer Vigil (15 Basking Ridge Road)

West Orange - Church of the Holy Innocents
6:30 PM, will attend the candlelight West Orange Solidarity Vigil for Orlando at the Essex County Paddle Boat House (Clipper Picnic Pavilion)

Friday, June 17

Ridgewood - Christ Church
7 PM at 105 Cottage Place
Contact: Susan Stansfield

Rutherford - Grace Church
8 PM, Community candlelight prayer vigil in Lincoln Park across from the Rutherford Borough Hall at 176 Park Ave.
Contact: The Rev. Bob Browning 201-741-7085

Saturday, June 18

Montvale - St. Paul's Church
5 PM (4 Woodland Road)

Newark - Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral
12 noon Cathedral Prayer Vigil (608 Broad Street)
Contact: Celia Pratt, 973-622-3505 or (10-3 M-F)