2018-03-15 / Neighbors

Catholic school students to participate in walk-out

Students at three Catholic schools in Maine were scheduled to pray, reflect, create cards of comfort, and campaign against gun violence during the “ENOUGH: National School Walkout” planned for Wednesday, March 14.

Students, teachers, parents and administrators across the country have been invited to take part in the walkout that aims to call on Congress to pass tighter gun control laws. The “ENOUGH National School Walkout” will be held exactly one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. across every time zone and will last 17 minutes, one minute for each of the victims gunned down.

At St. James School in Biddeford, each classroom in the school will do an age-appropriate activity to honor the victims. The activities will include group prayer, generating 17 acts of kindness to do for others and creating cards for the Parkland school.

At St. Michael School in Augusta, the school community will participate in 17 minutes of prayer at 10 a.m. Later in the day, students in the fourth through eighth grade will go to St. Mary of the Assumption Church located next to the school to pray the rosary together.

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