Priest said he is praying for those who vandalized the church

Priest said he is praying for those who vandalized the church

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Police are continuing to search for the suspects who threw a rock through the window of a Fox Meadows church.

Thursday night someone threw a rock at the door, shattering the glass, but on Friday morning, it brought the members of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection together.

"I left the chapel and as I was leaving the chapel I heard a loud pop," Reverend Father Benjamin P. Bradshaw said.

Father Bradshaw had just finished evening prayers with a packed chapel when vandals struck the church.

"My first thought was that it was a gunshot, but thanks be to God it wasn't," Bradshaw said.

Instead of a gunshot, the entire front door of their church was shattered by a rock.

Father Bradshaw said dozens of people were inside the church at the time.

Police arrived shortly after the vandals had run from the church.

The priest said he is grateful no one was hurt, but through one bad incident he is seeing an outpouring of support.

"We have a wonderful community of people that come together to support us. Just within the last 24 hours I've seen phone calls, e-mails, Facebook messages saying Father we're praying for you. So, God brings good out of difficult situations," Bradshaw said.

He said that is the lesson for us all and that is he praying for those responsible for the crime.

Even though insurance will not pay for the damage, he has no doubt the door will be fixed in no time.

"God will provide. He always does. Sometimes it's a last minute, but he'll come through so those kinds of things I don't really worry about," Bradshaw said.

He said there is a camera pointed at the door, but the surveillance video does not show much.

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