smartphone with virtual vigil playingJoin CMN for a series of Virtual Prayer Vigils as the federal government prepares to execute  Lisa Montgomery, Brandon Bernard, Alfred Bourgeois, Corey Johnson, and Dustin Higgs.

Additionally, join us for a vigil lamenting the planned execution of Richard Moore in South Carolina. 

Virtual Vigil for Richard Moore (South Carolina)
Friday, Dec. 4 | 2-3 p.m. EST

Virtual Vigil for Brandon Bernard (Federal)
Thursday, Dec. 10 | 2-3 p.m. EST

Virtual Vigil for Alfred Bourgeois (Federal)
Friday, Dec. 11 | 2-3 p.m. EST

Virtual Vigil for Lisa Montgomery (Federal)
Tuesday, Jan. 12 | 2-3 p.m. EST

Virtual Vigil for Corey Johnson (Federal)
Thursday, Jan. 14 | 2-3 p.m. EST

Virtual Vigil for Dustin Higgs (Federal)
Friday, Jan. 15 | 2-3 p.m. EST


On July 14, 2020 the federal government restarted the practice of capital punishment following a 17-year hiatus from executions. Since then, Department of Justice has taken the lives of eight people, more than doubling the total number of executions administered by the government in the 57 years prior.

CMN's Virtual Prayer Vigils for Federal Executions offer a space to pray and lament as a faith community in the face of these wrong-headed attacks on human dignity. Vigils often feature prayers, petitions, and Scripture reflections from Catholic bishops, Church leaders, and other allies from across the abolition movement. (View past vigil recordings.)

Sign Up to Attend

Virtual Prayer Vigils are held over Zoom as well as livestreamed on CMN's Facebook Page. To receive upcoming vigil meeting links, please complete and submit the form below. For questions about how to attend, contact Emma Tacke at