SAN ANTONIO -

San Antonio's faithful gathered Saturday night to pray for peace in Syria, answering the call from Pope Francis to join in a day of fasting and prayer.

A special mass was held at the Saint Benedict Catholic church, where dozens filled the pews to join in prayer.

“There’s the law of the land and the law of god and the law of god always prevails. so if there’s a peaceful solution that should be looked at first," said parishioner Michael Castellano.

Father Eddie Bernal said many are divided on the issue.

"People have a lot of questions about what we are supposed to do. people have seen the images of children that are suffering horribly in Syria and we have to remember we cannot act out of vengeance we have to act out of justice," said Father Bernal.

The special will included 5 special prayers.

“We’re going to pray for our president that he makes a good decision, were going to pray for his advisors, were going to pray for the people that have been hurt in Syria, were going to pray for people in leadership positions in Syria, and were going to pray for ourselves," said father Eddie Bernal.