Mass for Peace planned in St. Louis

Police fire tear gas at protestor in Ferguson, Missouri. Credit: WDAF Screen Capture.

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson says a Mass for Peace and Justice will offer prayers for Ferguson, Missouri.

The mass is at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral Basilica. A collection will be taken to assist food pantries and parishes in the Ferguson area, and to help those affected by looting and property destruction.

The St. Louis suburb has been the site of sometimes violent protests since Aug. 9, when 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer.