This Memorial Day, Fr. Kristian Villafana led the faithful in a prayer service remembering our veterans buried in our Garden of Peace. The names of all those buried in the Holy Cross Garden of Peace are recorded in the burial register as required by the Diocese of Venice in Florida. In addition, each name is engraved on a wall inside the garden as well as in a separate book in honor of all the deceased.
Visitors are welcome to visit Holy Cross Garden of Peace during regular office hours.
Prayer for Memorial Day
“God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called your sons
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.
-Prayer is taken from the USCCB Website