St. Anne-Pacelli High School students will participate in a prayer service in honor of the 17 students and staff members killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday.

Jennifer Sillitto, Director of Communications, says the prayer service will take place on the school’s Deimel Field. 

Sillitto says the students will walk from their classroom to the football field. Then they will gather with Campus Minister Fr. Brian O’Shaughnessy, school administrators, and faculty and staff. 

Sillitto says during the prayer service, St. Anne-Pacelli students will read the names of victims and say a few words about each of their lives. President and High School Principal Ronie Collins says,

“Prayer is an integral part of all that we do at St. Anne-Pacelli, this Prayer Service will be another opportunity to facilitate spiritual growth and serve as a meaningful tribute for a senseless tragedy.”

This is happening in light of the Walk Out Day taking place at high schools across America to protest gun violence and challenge gun laws.