October 14, 2021
Safety and Security
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
This past week we were all saddened by the news of the shooting which occurred at Seventh Street Truck Park. We condemn such acts of violence, and we pray for the innocent victim, Marquisha Wiley, and all who were injured.
We also pray for justice with a continued commitment to do what we can to keep our local and parish community safe. Over the last year, we have had conversations with the police department, the mayor’s office, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners, the St. Paul Downtown Alliance, the city’s Office of Safety & Inspections and representatives from Catholic Charities and M Health Fairview (a.k.a. St. Joseph’s Hospital). We will continue to work with our neighbors and downtown leaders to find solutions to keep our city safe and welcoming.
May God grant us wisdom and courage as we continue to gather, pray, and work for peace in the world around us.
Fr. Paul Treacy