Event

Gun Violence Prevention Vigil

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 8:00pm

Gun violence kills more than 90 Americans a day and injures hundreds more. Join us as we light up the Cathedral to say enough is enough.

Supported by the Cathedral’s Gun Violence Prevention group and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the Cathedral’s west front will be bathed in orange light on June 2 from 8 pm to midnight to raise awareness about gun violence in the U.S.

The Cathedral's 12-ton Bourden Bell, or mourning bell, will toll 93 times at 9 p.m. to honor the 93 lives lost to gun violence each day in the U.S.

Supporters are welcome to come to the Cathedral grounds to say a prayer or otherwise honor those killed and injured by guns. There will be no formal program.

The Wear Orange Campaign first took place on June 2, 2015 in Chicago to honor Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old high school student killed in 2013 by gunfire one week after she performed at President Obama’s second inauguration.  

  • Dates Offered
    • June 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - June 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am