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Advocates gather for 'Blue Sunday,' pray for neglected children

Service held at Covenant Community Church in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Caseworkers, foster and adoptive parents and first responders marked the day known as Blue Sunday with a service at Covenant Community Church.

The event was the culmination of Child Abuse Prevention Month in the city.

Advocates for the community and children everywhere joined Child Protective Services for a national day of prayer for abused and neglected kids.

CPS described it as a day to acknowledge and pray for abused children, and those who care for them.

A lot of work remains in the quest to prevent abuse altogether.

"One child injured is always too much for us,” said Mary Walker, of CPS. “One child who is fatally injured is too much for us. So we want to remind the city they have to help us take care of these children."

Officials with CPS said they gather for Blue Sunday because abused and neglected children shouldn’t be forgotten.

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