Gun Violence Prevention Resolution

On September 24, 2018, the Vestry of St. Mark’s Capitol Hill approved a resolution drafted by the St. Mark’s Outreach Board earlier in the month. The resolution was signed by the Rector and Senior Warden on September 25, 2018. Read the Resolution on Gun Violence Prevention.

National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence

The 7th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 7 p.m., at St Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, 301 A Street SE, Washington, D.C.

If you want to attend this year’s vigil, please sign up HERE.

On December 14, 2012, twenty-seven people died in a mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Later that month, the National Cathedral hosted a vigil in honor of the victims. Since 2013, the vigil has been held at St. Mark’s to enable family and friends of victims, who travel from all over the country, to lobby Congress on Capitol Hill for common sense gun violence prevention.

On December 4–5, 2019, St. Mark’s will again host the Newtown Foundation (the charitable arm of the Newtown Action Alliance) and numerous partners who travel to Washington for the vigil and lobby days.

St. Mark’s parishioners provide hospitality for our guests and take part in planning the vigil service. Ready to help again this year? Use the links below, or contact Cecilia Monahan if you have questions.

Volunteer Your Time to Help

Volunteer to Bring Food or Beverages

Important Links

View a video of a previous vigil.

Websites of our partner organizations:

Newtown Action Alliance

The Newtown Foundation

States United to Prevent Gun Violence

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Moms Demand Action

Finally, listen to a sermon preached by Bishop Mariann Budde on gun violence following the Newtown massacre.