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About the Vigils

On the First Friday of each month, Catholic Mobilizing Network holds a Virtual Prayer Vigil to lament upcoming executions and bear witness to the inviolable dignity of all human life.

These virtual spaces offer a place to pray together as a faith community in response to the injustice of the death penalty. They include time for guided prayer, petitions, Scripture reflections, and contemplative silence. The vigils feature the voices of Catholic bishops, Church leaders, and allies across the death penalty abolition movement.

Our next First Friday Prayer Vigil is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 5 from 2-3 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT). We will be joined by Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, Episcopal Advisor to CMN.


Virtual prayer vigils are held live via Zoom conference and livestreamed on CMN's Facebook page. The day of the vigil, all registrants will receive an email with a link and additional instructions on how to join the event. RSVP below.

About Bishop Flores

CMN's Nov. 2021 virtual prayer vigil will featured a Scripture reflection by Most Rev. Daniel Flores, Bishop of Brownsville, Texas. Bishop Flores was ordained for the Diocese of Corpus Christi in January 1988 and served as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit before being installed as the Sixth Bishop of Brownsville in 2010. Bishop Flores serves the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as Chairman of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church. He also serves on the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, Committee of Divine Worship, Sub-Committee on Pro-life Activities, and the Committee for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs. Bishop Flores is the Episcopal Advisor to Catholic Mobilizing Network.

From October's Vigil: A Scripture Reflection by Fr. Rudy Casals, SJ

The following reflection by Fr. Rudy Casals was shared at CMN's First Friday Prayer Vigil on Oct. 1, 2021.