Prayer service held for Jacob Wetterling

Jacob Wetterling prayer service

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - Well over 100 people came together at the Church of St. Joseph Sunday afternoon for a prayer service dedicated to Jacob Wetterling and the Wetterling family.

The service included a procession with 27 candles to represent the years since Jacob was abducted. The song, "Listen" by Red Grammer, played. It was Jacob's favorite song, and has been played in his honor countless times over the years.

Parishoners held white ribbons, which since the beginning, have represented Jacob's Hope.

St. Joseph will come together again in two weeks, at a public memorial service for Jacob.

It will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph.

Jacob was 11 when he was abducted near his home in the central Minnesota community of St. Joseph on Oct. 22, 1989. Last week, 53-year-old Danny Heinrich, of Annandale, confessed in federal court that he abducted, sexually assaulted and killed Jacob.


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