Catholics and faithful join together against violence in Sherman Park

Posted at 11:01 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 00:17:02-04

Another show of solidarity in Milwaukee against the violence in Sherman Park. This time people joined together in prayers and faith

"Pray for peace and the justice that leads to peace," said Father Timothy Kitzke, Vicar General for Urban Ministry, as he opened mass.

Catholics from around Milwaukee came for the Prayer Vigil for Peace service at  All Saints Parish, 4051 N. 25th Street.

"Our community is in desperate need of prayer and healing," said parishoner Vivian McLemore.

Neighbors say watching the violence over the past weekend sparked them to come out to show a different part of their city.

"Came to show the love we all should be showing towards everyone that is hurting right now," said parishoner Michael Adams.

Earlier Thursday, the Lutheran Church lead people in a prayer circle in the Lindsey Heights neighborhood.  Others came out to show people on the northwest side that there are teens doing positive things.

"We are actually out here doing great things and not in with the violence," said Laresha Love.

A Milwaukee mother, Kim Schmidt said she is out to be an example for the next generation.

"It shows my children and other children we have to be a part of the solution and it really takes action," said Schmidt.

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