RIP Jackson Sparks at Age 8 the Youngest Victim and Wife of Catholic Radio Host Among Dead from the Christmas Parade in Wisconsin
The community continues to pray after the SUV attack on the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. The death toll has risen to 6 killed. Tamara Durand, age 52, the wife of a Catholic Relevant radio host, Dave Durand was one the victims.
RIP to all: the names of the dead were released: Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, and Tamara Durand, 52, Wilhelm Hospel, 81, and Jane Kulich, 52. Pope Francis sent a note of condolence and prayer via Cardinal Parolin to the Archbishop of Milwaukee.
On Tuesday, November 23, the injured 8-year-old Jackson Sparks died from his injuries and became the youngest of the victims. There were about 50 people injured. Jackson was marching in the parade with his baseball team, the Waukesha Blazers.
Waukesha Blazers’ President Jeff Rogers said, “Jackson was a sweet, talented boy who was a joy to coach. He was an awesome utility player and played on the Blazers Wolfpack team. Jackson was tender-hearted with a contagious smile. He was the little guy on the team that everyone supported. You couldn’t help but love him” in a Facebook post. The Catholic priest during the parade attack was released from the hospital, as mentioned by the Catholic Community of Waukesha.
Many of you have asked for an update on Fr. Pat.
At the prayer service last night, Fr. Matthew informed everyone that Fr. Pat is at home and recovering from a concussion after spending Sunday night in the hospital.
At this time, he is resting, maintaining his sense of humor and his prognosis is good. He appreciates your prayers and is thinking of and praying for our community.
Director of Stewardship and Communication