Mourners embrace during an April 8 vigil at Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, to honor members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who were killed in a fatal bus accident. (CNS photo/Jonathan Hayward, Reuters)
The experience of the prayer vigil in Humboldt was like light shining through great darkness. The community gathered was led by various community and faith leaders through a reflection of acknowledging great pain, but also striving to embrace hope. That hope was very present through the many people gathered holding family and community members with great compassion and care. Although this crisis will be with the community for a long time, they will make it through this time of darkness because of such prayer and caring.
— Bishop Mark Hagemoen, Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
The Prairie Messenger is a Catholic newspaper published weekly out of St. Peter's Press in Muenster, Saskatchewan.