Rosary to end gun violence

A pre-Lenten Rosary prayer service for an end to gun violence was held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Bessemer. People from various denominations gathered to have an open conversation and pray over this problem that continues to plague the country. Deacon Walter Henderson spearheaded the initiative. Pictured are Deacon Walter Henderson; Lynneice O. Washington, Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney; Rev. James Johnson, Chaplain for the Jefferson County Sheriff Department; Rev. Calvin Bell, pastor of Bethel Baptist Bessemer; Daniel McCormick, diocesan director of religious education; and Father Paul Asih, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi.