National Day of Prayer After Numerous Tragedies

DUNMORE -- It has been a year filled with tragedy after tragedy across our country and the world.

But hundreds of students gathered outside Holy Cross High School as part of a National Day of Prayer for Peace with the Catholic Church. Hand by hand, the cross was passed along by students on the front lawn of the school.

"If you do small things with great love, I think that makes a difference in the world on a grand scale," said senior Noah Sirianni.

The event, one of many across the world, was called for as a way to have a dialogue after months of tragedies here and abroad.

"We all know there's been a lot of pain and suffering because of tensions between people and it doesn't have to be that way," said Fr. Cyril Edwards.

For senior Abigail Guziewicz, it's important now more than ever.

"It means a lot to me that we take time out of our school day," said Guziewicz. "Some people don't seem to think of it as a big issue but it could help solve a lot of problems in today's world. The kids here are the future so we really need to focus on peace and promote it as much as possible. We can't just put it on the backburner."

"This next generation will have great challenges ahead of it," added Edwards. "But prayer is always the answer and the young is always the answer."