Notre Dame Students Hold Memorial for Parkland Shooting Victims

FAIRFIELD—On Wednesday, February 21, Notre Dame High School in Fairfield observed the one week anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. During Advisory, students had the opportunity to reflect and share their thoughts about the tragedy and discuss ways in which Notre Dame could continue to make their community safer each day.
Notre Dame’s Chaplain, Deacon John DiTaranto, lit 17 candles on the chapel altar in honor of the victims, and students and staff were invited to stop in the chapel during the day to offer prayers to those affected by the tragedy. In addition, Deacon John exposed the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration for an hour (from 9:17-10:17 am). Principal Chris Cipriano commented, “No matter where a tragedy like this happens in our country, we are all affected. Having the opportunity to speak about the events of last week, and also offer prayers to the families, helps all of us, as we look to move forward after another senseless tragedy.”