Notifying his fellow bishops of “a terrible shooting” in his diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento led them in prayer for the victims during the U.S. bishops' general assembly in Baltimore on Tuesday.
“I would ask if we could take a moment to ask God's mercy not only on those affected by this [incident], but on all affected by gun violence in these times. Let us ask for Mary's intercession for these people,” he said Nov. 14, leading those gathered in the Hail Mary.
“Mary, mother of Mercy and Queen of Peace, pray for us,” he added.
Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento released the following statement following news reports of a tragic shooting near the town of Corning that has so far resulted in five deaths and 10 injured.
"This morning, we received the heartbreaking reports of a shooting incident at Rancho Tehama School and other locations near Corning. I ask everyone to pray for the people who have been injured or killed and for all the families who have been affected by the senseless violence.
“May the Lord Jesus bring His dominion of peace over our homes, schools, churches, and communities. Good Shepherd and Good Teacher, guide us with your wisdom and grace.
"To everyone in the affected communities, know that we stand with you. You are not alone.
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