In honor of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut and in memory of the thousands of innocents killed around the globe, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church will host a Holy Innocents Day from 5 to 7 tonight.
Participants are invited to bring a small stuffed animal, light a candle and join in prayer, music and reflection.
“As our hearts and minds struggle to comprehend the tragedy of young lives cut short, Holy Innocents Day offers an opportunity for grace, hope, and inspiration for the days ahead,” organizers wrote in a news release.
According to organizers, shortly after the tragedy, Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said the incident offered an opportunity “to awaken us to the unnoticed number of children and young people who die senselessly across this land every day” and challenges us “to work toward a different future.”
St. Margaret’s is at 47-535 State Highway 74 in Palm Desert. For information call (760) 346-3513.