National Shrine of the Little Flower


2100 Twelve Mile Rd
Royal Oak


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Past Events

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10am through Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 1pm
10am through Thursday, June 11 at 1pm
For over a year, Jose Adolfo Zaldana has waited in detention while his family and other members of his church have fought to save his life. If he is deported back to El Salvador, the gangs that beat him for not cooperating would surely kill him the way they have already killed many of his childhood friends. Rebecca Adducci, the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could stop his deportation and save his life, but despite repeated requests for prosecutorial discretion and nearly a thousand petition signatures, she has not yet shown any sign that she will. So, on Wednesday June 10th, we will begin to pray with our feet. We will hold a prayer vigil at Jose's home church of the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak then begin a 2 day, 17 mile pilgrimage down Woodward Ave. to ICE headquarters on Jefferson. There will be frequent stops at many of the churches along the way and a sleep over at Central United Methodist church at the end of the first leg of the journey. Please join us. You can go the distance, jump in for a mile or two, pray with us at any of the churches or be there when we reach our destination and add your voice to the chorus crying for justice. Look at our itinerary and see where you fit in: Prayer Vigil Date and time: June 10 from 10:00 am - 10:30 am Location: National Shrine of Little Flower. 2100 Twelve Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48073 Blessing by: Fr. Patrick Pilgrimage Begins Date and time: June 10 from 10:30 am 8:30 pm Location: Southbound Woodward Ave. Participants: Merari Zaldana, Ana Ermelinda Zaldana, Luis Zaldana, Rene Moreno, other friends and supporters of the family. Prayer Stop Date and time: June 10 from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Location: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul 4800 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201 Prayer by: Madre Marcia Ledford Prayer Stop/Dinner Date and time: June 10, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Central United Methodist Church Prayer by Rev. Jill Zundel Rally to Stop Deportations Date and time: June 11, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Location: ICE Field office of Detroit 333 Mt. Elliot St. Detroit, MI 48207