A North End Interfaith Neighborhood Vigil and Remembrance Service was held on Thursday evening for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013 and the brave men & women who responded to the tragedy.
Special prayers were offered for the recovery of Roseann Sdoia, a North End resident, who was seriously injured in the attacks. Rosemarie Sdoia, Roseann’s mother spoke at the vigil as did BPD Officer Shana Cottone who aided Roseann on the scene. Donations were also collected to help Roseann as a campaign continues through GoFundMe.com/Roseann.
The vigil was held at Old North Church and brought together over a hundred people from the community including participation by the leaders of all the North End churches and several non-profit organizations. Coordinating the program were North End Against Drugs (NEAD), North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), Old North Church, St. Stephen’s Church, St. Leonard Church and the Boston Harbor Community Church. John Romano moderated the vigil.
Following the program of speakers and music, a vigil candle lighting took place by all in attendance.
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