SMOS Prayer Vigil Honors School Shooting Anniversary

Last night, St. Margaret of Scotland hosted an ecumenical Prayer Vigil in remembrance of the CVPA/Collegiate school shooting, which happened one year ago.  The service, which was organized by the SMOS Youth Ministry and the Gun Sense: For the Common Good team, was widely attended by parishioners and school families, as well as members of the larger community.  See below for press coverage of the event.

“We as a family are still processing our own trauma from what the kids experienced last year. It really was horrific, the things that they heard and the things that they saw have changed them and changed our family forever. My children will never not know the sound of an AR-15 being shot in the hallway right outside their door.”

Emily Schiltz, SMOS parishioner and parent of two Collegiate students – via St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis community mourns and honors school shooting victims on 1-year anniversary – St. Louis Public Radio

Vigils honor the memory of those killed in St. Louis school shooting one year ago – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

One year after Central Visual & Performing Arts shooting, St. Margaret of Scotland families find strength in prayer, advocacy – St. Louis Review

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