Such a tragedy for so many families. Fourteen young people died and 15 more were injured in a crash involving a bus carrying a junior hockey team in Saskatchewan, and a semi truck, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Police say there were 28 people on the bus at the time of the crash, including the driver. Three of the injuries are critical in nature.
“Our community is in utter shock and we are trying our best to comes to grips with this unimaginable tragedy," Broncos president Kevin Garinger said on Saturday morning.
We know that many of the young people who died called Edmonton and the surrounding areas home and were billeted with families around Humboldt Saskatchewan.
Let us pray: Almighty God, give the entire Broncos organization the courage they need during this time of great suffering. Bless the work of the first responders and grant strength to the families still facing confusion, loss and grief.
Bring healing to those who are injured and peace to the families of those who have lost their lives. Surround them with your consolation and comfort.
In times such as this, we know that "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8: 38-39).
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Help us keep our hearts focused on the needs of those affected.
Through the intercession of our Most Blessed Mother, we pray together: Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.