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Gun Violence and Children

JUNE IS NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH. Every day, more than 300 people are directly impacted by gun violence in the United States. Gun Violence Awareness Month was created to draw attention to this tragic reality and demand life-saving change. The St. Louis Archdiocese honors this month with a weekly series of bulletin articles.

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June  7–9 Is Wear Orange Weekend

JUNE IS NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH. Every day, more than 300 people are directly impacted by gun violence in the United States. Gun Violence Awareness Month was created to draw attention to this tragic reality and demand life-saving change. The St. Louis Archdiocese honors this month with a weekly series of bulletin articles.

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June Is Gun Violence Awareness Month

JUNE IS NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH. Every day, more than 300 people are directly impacted by gun violence in the United States. Gun Violence Awareness Month was created to draw attention to this tragic reality and demand life-saving change. The St. Louis Archdiocese honors this month with a weekly series of bulletin articles.

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Wear Orange 2024

The SMOS Gun Sense: For the Common Good team invites you to wear your orange shirts to honor survivors and victims of gun violence on Wear Orange Weekend, June 7-9. Get your shirts and details on events here!

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From Outrage To Action: Local Prevention

Event Date: Thursday, May 30, 7:00-8:30pm
St. Margaret of Scotland Church Hall – 3864 Flad Ave., Saint Louis, 63110

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Good Friday Prayer Vigil For Victims of Gun Violence 2024

Event Date: Friday, March 22 from 2:00-3:00pm
Outside of St. Margaret of Scotland Church

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Missouri Advocacy Day 2024

Event Date: Wednesday, March 27, 9:00am-2:00pm
Meet at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church at 6:30am to carpool.

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Stations of the Cross – Led by Gun Sense 2024

Event Date: Friday, March 1, 7:00pm
St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church

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From Outrage To Action: Legislative Advocacy

Event Date: Thursday, February 29, 7:00-8:30pm
St. Margaret of Scotland Church Hall – 3864 Flad Ave., Saint Louis, 63110

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Interfaith Prayer Service For Gun Violence

The SMOS Gun Sense: For the Common Good team is participating in an Interfaith Prayer Service for victims and survivors of gun violence on Sunday, December 10 at 6:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 600 N. Euclid Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Gun Sense team is observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, noting the increased danger in domestic violence situations when a gun is present. They encourage people to reach out to national hotlines for support and to engage with local organizations while advocating for stricter domestic violence-related gun laws in Missouri.

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SMOS Prayer Vigil Honors School Shooting Anniversary

St. Margaret of Scotland hosted a prayer vigil, organized by its Youth Ministry and Gun Sense team, to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the CVPA/Collegiate school shooting.

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CVPA/Collegiate School Shooting Anniversary Prayer Vigil

Event Date: Saturday, October 21, 8:00am-1:00pm
Old Playground Pavilion, Tower Grove Park

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SMOS Be SMART Parent Presentation

Event Date: Thursday, October 5, 7:00pm
School

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World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10

The SMOS Gun Sense: For the Common Good team is honoring World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) and highlighting National Suicide Prevention Month at all the Masses the second weekend in September.

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Make Your Voice Heard – Advocacy Table This Weekend!

The Living Justice Ministries – Gun Sense: For the Common Good team is continuing its work, after taking the lead with much of the Archdiocese ‘Addressing Gun Violence’ event last month. You too can lend your voice to this effort.  

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‘Addressing Gun Violence’ – Last Chance To Register

This summit on gun violence prevention will likely sell out this week – so please be sure to get your spot before registration closes! You can just sign up for a half day, if you’re not available for the full session.

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Save The Date – Archdiocesan Gun Violence Summit

Members of the SMOS Gun Sense: For the Common Good team have been hard at work organizing an event for…

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Wear Orange Weekend

This weekend is Wear Orange Weekend. The SMOS Gun Sense: For the Common Good team invites you to wear your orange…

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Gun Violence Call To Action

Event Date: Thursday, May 11, 7:00-8:00pm
St. Margaret of Scotland Church – 3854 Flad Ave., Saint Louis, 63110

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