Friday, February 15, 2008

Prayers For NIU

FROM CCMA

Our thoughts and prayers are with the the students, parents, campus ministers, faculty, staff and community at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Ill. Thursday afternoon a masked gunman opened fire in Cole Hall, injuring 22people and causing seven fatalities, including himself.

A candlelight prayer vigil was held Thursday evening on campus.

Seven counseling areas have been set up around campus, as well as a hotline to offer support and comfort, as well as an informational website with pertinient numbers and information for parents, students and the community.

Tributes are being left online at Facebook and postings of support may be left at http://www.niu.edu/index.shtml.

Please keep in your prayers the campus ministry staff at Northern Illinois University's Newman Student Center: Rev. Msgr. Glenn Nelson, Dc. Jim Dombek, Rev. Godwin Asuquo and Rev. Addison Hart. Prayer vigils, Mass and an Ecumenical Prayer Service are scheduled throughout the day today.

Safety on campus is an issue that members are facing more and more. Please revisit the October/November issue of Crossroads, Safety on Campus by visiting www.ccmanet.org and clicking on the Members section and Crossroads.

Peace and prayers,

CCMA National Office

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