St. Francis invites us to pray that we might be instruments of peace. Pope Francis challenges us to love mercy. United by a belief in the inherent sanctity of all human life, we will gather on the Feast of Francis to “Pray for Mercy”. Our focus will be on the victims of deadly violence and their families, as well as all those who are on death row, especially those nearing execution. We pray for an end to the death penalty, and for an end to all direct attacks on any human life, from conception to natural death. We pray for an end to violence in our homes, on our streets, on the battlefield and in our prisons. Join us for Mass on Saturday, October 4th (the Feast of St. Francis) at 9 am at St. Patrick Church (406 E. Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA). More info: Diocesan Pro-Life Apostalate at 337-261-5607, or St. Patrick at 337-237-0988.