Candlelight Vigil


My name is Mary and I found your forums by doing a search about the 7 year old boy, Benjy Heil, who passed away. This little boy had autism. As a parent of an autistic child myself, I’m trying to get a candlelight vigil going for tonight at 8pm central time. Please light a candle tonight in memory of Benjy. This story hit really close to home for me. My son is only 5 and is severly autistic. He can’t swim. I keep thinking about what if it were my boy that this happened to. Please keep Benjy and his family in your prayers. Thank you and have a great day.


I will be happy to do this, Mary.


Happy to do so, but it will be before 8pm as im in British Summer Time :slight_smile:

Thank you. I chose central time because that’s the time zone Benjy lived in. I’ve said countless prayers over the past few days that Benjy would be found alive, but it wasn’t in God’s plan. I know how severely autism affects families. I know how it feel to have to watch your child constantly. I have another child who’s only 2 who probably feels pretty left out because of all of the time and attention that his big brother requires. The need to do soemthing for this family overwhelms me, but I don’t know what to do. I am trying to get this candellight vigil going because of that need. Thank you and have a great day.

I will do so today and will pray for his soul in my a.m. rosary

Missed the vigil but praying for the boy and his family for peace of mind and comfort at this trying time.

Prayers for peace to all those who watch over these children as gifts from God and love them with all their hearts.

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