The 69th District Clergy Council held its monthly Petition Vigil at the corner of Rockaway Parkway and also Glenwood Road, near the “L” train terminal, on Monday night. The Clergy Council companions with the district as well as the community, interacting to make Canarsie a more powerful, more secure and also much more unified area.

Clergy Council President Rev. Moonsam said that God listens to and also answers our petitions, so participants of the clergy brought their requests prior to God, wishing a variety of points, like our elected officials, protection for our appeasers (our police officers), our schools and also churches, unity and also peace in the neighborhood, and also an end to weapon physical violence. There were prayers for true blessings for every state in our Nation in addition to a call to combat wicked, racism and also negative thoughts. Petitions were likewise used for those experiencing physical disorders like COVID, those dealing with psychological health problems and comfort for those that have actually shed liked ones from COVID.

As a program of assistance for the Clergy Council, 69th District Area Control Police Officers, Accessory and Community Matters officers, and the Commander, Captain Robert Conwell, participated in the vigil.

Captain Conwell welcomed the crowd as well as gave a fast update. “Weapon physical violence is a trouble in Canarsie et cetera of the city,” he said. “Shootings are up this year, however our policemans are taking weapons off the road.” Recognizing that for every single weapon taken off the street, there are 10 or 20 more available, he stated that by coordinating with the clergy, neighborhood and our chosen officials, “We will get the job done.”

The captain welcomed the area to a Graffiti Cleanup occasion to be held on Saturday, April 10th. For additional information, see the 69th Precinct’s Twitter web page, check out or call 311.

The 69th Precinct Clergy Council Prayer Vigils are generally hung on the first Monday of monthly in various areas throughout Canarsie.