Seattle area students will be walking out of classes on March 14 to protest gun violence. St. Monica School students will join the movement in a uniquely Catholic manner. Students will gather on the lower field at 10 AM where they will pray a living rosary around 17 crosses commemorating those who lost their lives in the Parkland shooting. Classes will then share their petitions for the victims, families, communities affected, elected officials, and a peaceful society. In class, following our prayer service, students will be tasked with brainstorming their #whatsyour17. 17 ways to make a difference in someone else’s life – to make our world and our schools better places filled with love, kindness, compassion, empathy. It is sure to be a beautiful expression of the power of prayer.
“We are here to pray for people in heaven. We are praying for schools that they have peace, kindness, and hope. We hope that God is with them.” -Olivia Nett (1st grade)
“It is hard for the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School because they lost 17 friends and need help from God to recover. We are here today asking God to help them.” -Aaron Roedel (5th Grade)