Westboro Baptist Church Coming to Orlando; Prayer Group Planned

UPDATE: Great news, folks! This morning I contacted the Orlando Police Department’s Permitting Dept. after hearing reports Westboro had canceled its protest at Bishop Moore. Those reports were confirmed by OPD.

The previously scheduled protests at Dr. Phillips High School and Kennedy Space Center have been rescheduled for April 29th. There were no permitting requests for a rescheduled protest at Bishop Moore. Again, OPD has confirmed that the event has been canceled. Therefore, there is no longer a need for a prayer group to gather on Tuesday, April 19th from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

To those of you who replied to this event, I thank you for considering standing with the students of Bishop Moore.

If Westboro Baptist Church decides to reschedule the Bishop Moore protest, which is possible, I will let all of you know.

Thanks again!

On March 26, 2011, Westboro Baptist Church announced that its members would be coming to Orlando to protest outside of Bishop Moore Catholic High School. The protest, which is set to take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 3:00-3:30 p.m., will be directly in the middle of dismissal times for both Bishop Moore Catholic High School and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School.

In response to this, I am planning a rosary prayer group to stand outside Bishop Moore Catholic High School from 2:45—3:45 p.m. This will be a time of SILENT PRAYER through which we will offer our prayers for:

  • members of the Westboro Baptist Church that they may be transformed by the love of Christ;
  • the safety of the students at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School and Bishop Moore Catholic High School;
  • the Diocese of Orlando;
  • the Pope;
  • the Catholic Church; and,
  • those who have yet to be transformed by the love, compassion and mercy of Jesus Christ.

Let me reiterate: this will be a time of silent prayer. It will NOT be an opportunity to sling unforgiving and callous remarks/comments back towards members of the Westboro Baptist Church group. Let me make myself perfectly clear: this will NOT turn into a shouting match between the two groups. If anyone from the Catholic side begins to turn it into a shouting match, I will personally ask them to leave.

Here are more details:

What: Rosary Prayer Group

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Where: Outside main entrance to Bishop Moore Catholic High School

Why: Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting outside Bishop Moore Catholic High School. We will be praying for members of WBC, the students of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School and Bishop Moore Catholic High School, the Catholic Church, the Pope, and for all those who have yet to be transformed by God’s message of love, compassion, and mercy.

Please join me in praying for the intercession of our Blessed Mother.


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3 Comments

  1. Sanctus3x

    I join my prayers, in union, with your on April 19, 2011. That God would soften their hearts.

  2. Katiasmom63

    will be there with you

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