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Vigils planned after Highland Park parade mass shooting – NBC Chicago


Several vigils and prayer services were planned after six people were killed and dozens more injured when a gunman fired into the crowd at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park.

Below is a growing list of security guards and services.

As details surrounding the shoot continue to unfold, follow updates in our live blog.

Christ Church Lake Forest
12:00 p.m. Tuesday Community Prayer Service
100 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest

“All are welcome. Let us come together in prayer,” the church said.

Grace Trinity Church
3:00 p.m. Tuesday Community Prayer Gathering
1506 Half Day Road, Highland Park

“In light of today’s horrific events, Trinity Grace Church and Christ Church – Rev. 7:9 will be hosting a Community Prayer Gathering tomorrow, Tuesday, July 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Grace Church (1506 Half Day Rd., Highland Park IL 60035). Everyone is welcome. All congregations are welcome.”

North Shore Israel Congregation
7 p.m. Comfort & Consolation Service
1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe

“It is with immeasurable sadness that we inform you that our beloved Jacki Sundheim was one of the murdered victims today during the Highland Park Parade,” the church wrote in a statement. “Jacki was a longtime congregation of NSCI and a cherished member of the NSCI staff team for decades. Jacki’s hard work, kindness and warmth have touched us all, from her earliest days teaching at the Gates of Learning Preschool has guided countless of us through life’s moments of joy and heartbreak as our Events and B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator – all with tireless dedication.”

St. James Highwood Parish
7:00 p.m. Tuesday Mass of Peace and Healing
134 North Ave, Highwood

“Please attend our Peace and Healing Mass tomorrow Tuesday, July 5 at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception with Father Hernan, Cardinal Cupich and Bishop Grob.”

Highland Park Presbyterian Church
7 p.m. Thursday interreligious community prayer vigil
330 Laurel Ave, Highland Park

“It’s a scary time and a very scary time at this time,” Pastor Quincy wrote. “We know these things happen, but we never think they happen in communities like ours. When it happens so close to home, it can shake the very foundations of everything we know and believe.”

“I have been in touch with Reverend Suzan Hawkinson of Deerfield Presbyterian Church and starting tomorrow we will be having an interfaith community prayer vigil which will hopefully be on Thursday at 7pm.”