This morning, our hearts are broken along with millions of other families across our country and especially with the families of Uvalde, Texas. We grieve for the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the aunts and uncles and all the families who are forever changed by the unspeakable events that unfolded yesterday.
It is hard to even think clearly about what to do. Here are some suggestions.
Pray . . . as Catholics, we can pray. Pray for mercy, pray for grace and pray for an end to all violence.
Hug and hold our kids close . . . Last night, in the midst of a busy crazy evening, losing my patience with my own son, I learned of the news and stopped in my tracks and just hugged him. Life is short. Make sure your kiddos know they are loved.
Act . . . if you feel moved, remember you can act. Below are some resources about how to talk to your kids about what happened, along with some ways to make your voice heard and make change.
Finally, know that we consider your children our children. Their safety and well being is our primary concern. We have a crisis safety plan, we engage in drills and we have secure buildings.
Thank you for entrusting us with your children. We will continue to work our hardest so that they learn, grow, share and believe every day with us.
With love and gratitude,