The statewide network of Missourians working to end the use of the death penalty in Missouri is planning vigils in nine cities across the state on Tuesday, May 20 to raise awareness and call attention to the case of John Winfield, who faces execution on Wednesday, June 18th.
Bonne Terre: 11pm on the 17th until after the execution at midnight. A candlelight vigil will be held outside the prison where the execution takes place, 2727 Highway K. For more information email email@example.com, or call Margaret on 314-322-5159.
Columbia: Tuesday June 17th, 5pm to 6, Boone County Courthouse, in front of the columns, corner of Walnut and 8th. For more information contact 573-449-4585.
Jefferson City, Capitol vigil: Tuesday, June 17th, 12pm. A respectful Vigil for Life outside of the Governors office in the state Capitol. Room 216 on the second floor of the state capitol.
Jefferson City: Tuesday June 17th, Prayer service, 4pm, St. Peter's Chapel on Broadway St. Vigil across from the Supreme Court Building at 207 West High Street, 4:30-5:30. For more information contact 573-301-3529.
Joplin: Tuesday, June 17th, St. Peter the Apostle Church, Mass begins at 6 followed by continued prayer regarding the execution from 6.30pm to 7pm. Contact Fr J. Friedel for more information, at 417-623-8643.
Kansas City: Tuesday, June 17th, JC Nichols Fountain on the Plaza, 5pm-6pm (note the new time). For more info contact 816-206-8692.
Springfield: Tuesday, June 17th, Park Central Square, 12 noon to 1 pm. For more information call Donna, 417-459-2960.
St. Joseph: Tuesday, June 17th, at 4:30pm at the intersection of Belt & Frederick. Contact Jean at 816-671-9281 for more info.
St. Louis: Tuesday, June 17th, Vigil from 8pm to 9 on the steps of St. Francis Xavier Church at the corner of Grand and Lindell. A group will carpool from there to Bonne Terre to hold vigil outside the prison until after the execution is completed. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Margaret on 314-322-5159.
St. Peters: Tuesday, June 17th, 8:30pm vigil at All Saints Parish. 7 McMenamy Drive, St. Peters, MO. For more information contact John, 636-397-1440 x227.