Vandals used black spray paint to deface a Virgin Mary statue that stands outside of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood on Good Friday, The Boston Globe reported.
Parishioners and local painters rushed to the church after hearing the news, hoping to clean the statue before the start of Easter Mass services. The church plans to hire a specialist to repair and restore the statue, according to the Globe.
Norwood police are investigating the incident, and have asked those with information to contact them.
Statue defiled last night at St. Catherine’s. Father is asking for prayers, but we could also use some leads. If you know something call us.
— Norwood Police (@NorwoodPolice) March 27, 2016
“Please pray for the person or persons who did this.” Rev. Stephen Donohoe said in a statement obtained by the Globe. “We are reminded never to take the gift and treasure of our faith for granted but to live it and proclaim it every day.”
Read the full Globe story here.