Catholic school students to prayerfully respond to recent gun violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mar 13, 2018
In response to the senseless violence that took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, and the more recent shooting at Central Michigan University that claimed the lives of two individuals, students from throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit plan to participate in prayerful gatherings during the Wednesday, March 14 school day. Their prayers will coincide with the national “Walk Out” movement also taking place Wednesday.

WHAT:

A prayerful response to recent gun violence

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

WHERE:

Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit

CONTACT:

Holly Fournier | 313-237-5802 | fournier.holly@aod.org

HOW:

March 14. 2018

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: In response to the senseless violence that took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, and the more recent shooting at Central Michigan University that claimed the lives of two individuals, students from throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit plan to participate in prayerful gatherings during the Wednesday, March 14 school day. Their prayers will coincide with the national “Walk Out” movement also taking place Wednesday.

“The Archdiocese of Detroit adamantly detests gun violence of any kind, and I have encouraged our schools to discuss, as a community, ways to prayerfully respond to these recent tragic events,” said Kevin Kijewski, superintendent of schools. “The result is a range of Catholic, faith-based responses to gun violence and a united appeal to the Lord for assistance during these difficult times.”

A list of participating schools can be accessed here. Please note this does not reflect all schools with plans to unite against gun violence Wednesday. Please contact unlisted schools directly for more information and to request access.

Administrators at the listed schools have expressed a willingness to media coverage. Please contact the schools by 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to confirm your attendance. Contact the Archdiocesan Communications Department if you have additional questions or concerns.
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