Sunday services resume at NM church after attack

Posted at: 05/05/2013 7:35 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Sunday services have resumed at an Albuquerque Catholic church a week following a bizarre stabbing attack that left three injured.

St. Jude Thaddeus Church held services Sunday as church members launched efforts to raise money for victims hurt in the attack.

Police say 24-year-old Lawrence Capener stabbed three people last week as Mass was ending because he thought a choir leader was a Mason.

He is charged with aggravated battery and is being held on $250,000 bail.

Santa Fe Archbishop Michael Sheehan reconsecrated the church on Wednesday by sprinkling holy water and spreading incense through the building.

The move was part of a Catholic ritual required after a sacrilege has been committed at a church.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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