According the the Office of the Diocese of Arlington, an estimated 325 graduates of Paul VI Catholic High School, Bishop Ireton, and Bishop O'Connell High School are currently enrolled at Virginia Tech.
The Diocese noted that among many liturgical events planned to honor the victims and comfort the families and students of Virginia Tech are:
Holy Hour with Bishop Loverde
Sunday, April 22 7:30 p.m.
Holy Spirit Church, 8800 Braddock Rd.
Annandale , VA 22003
And in the Northern Shenandoah Valley:
An Adoration Vigil
from 7:30 p.m. Sunday April 22 to
7:30 a.m. Monday, April 23
St. John the Baptist Church, 120 W. Main St,
Front Royal, VA 22630
Wednesday, April 25, 7:30pm
St. John the Evangelist Church , 271 Winchester St.
Warrenton, VA 20186
To read the letter of condolence sent by Archbishop Pietro Sambi Apostolic Nuncio (by direction of the Secretariat of State of his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI) to the Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond click here.