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Westford teens to hold prayer vigil for Ukraine

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WESTFORD — Local teens are gathering in solidarity for the victims of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which has entered its fourth week.

“We all feel the pain of watching the attacks on Ukraine and feel helpless,” wrote Catholic Relief Services in a press release. “A local family personally affected by the attacks on their country has asked for prayers.”

The organization is providing on-the-ground and and support for hot meals, shelter and relocation assistance.

“As we come together in full solidarity for Ukraine’s people and country, we also offer prayers for the Russian families who oppose and who are suffering innocently from the unacceptable war,” the organization wrote in a press release.

Blessed Trinity Teens is organizing the event, in preparation for their confirmation.

St. Catherine’s of Alexandria church providing the venue for the vigil, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, March. 27. Organizers request participants check-in 15 minutes prior to the event. Participants are encouraged to wear yellow and blue to the event.

In the event of inclement weather, the vigil moves indoors in St. Catherine’s of Alexandria church. Organizers encourage participants to bring their own chairs if needed.

Organizers are requesting donations, which can be made by check payable or cash to Blessed Trinity.

Ben Domaingue
Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is a News Reporter covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking.