A “Memorial to the Lost” is calling attention to the impact of gun violence in Bucks County and beyond.
Located on River and Chapel roads at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Solebury Township, the stark memorial includes posts bearing T-shirts with the names of 50 Bucks County gun violence victims. The display is taking place in conjunction with Heeding God’s Call to Reduce Gun Violence (heedinggodscall.org), a faith-based movement to end gun violence, based in Rosemont.
On Sunday, Sept. 26, St. Philip’s will bless the memorial during the Sunday Masses at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
The memorial will be in place from Sunday, Sept. 26 to Saturday, Oct. 9. The event is book-ended by two feasts in the Christian calendar: The Feast of St. Michael, patron of police; and St. Francis of Assisi, patron of peacemakers. Local police and other guests will be invited for this blessing.