Updated at 6:41 p.m.: Wilmington Police issued a press release on Saturday night and said the vandalism was discovered at about 9:30 a.m. by a priest at St. Thomas.
In red spray paint, "Brainwashing" was stenciled onto statues, and on doors the image was of a television with a brain inside. Red paint was also splashed onto statues outside.
Original Story: A trio of Wilmington churches were vandalized with red spray paint on Saturday morning, WCVB initially reported and a town official confirmed to Patch.
"Brainwashed" was stenciled onto statues, doors and stairs and other church property at St. Dorothy's Church, St. Thomas of Villanova and Wilmington Congregational Church.
According to WCVB, the graffiti was discovered early Saturday morning, just as multiple funerals were about to begin.
The pastor of St. Thomas of Villanova and St. Dorothy's churches, Rev. Philip Early, told the news station, "Acting out accomplishes nothing."
No one at Wilmington Police Department was immediately available for comment. Anyone with information can contact the station at (978) 658-5071.
Check back with Wilmington Patch for more details as they become available.