Shooting Prompts Religious Leaders to Host Special Prayer Services

If you know of one happening nearby, please share details in the attached comments section.


In light of the heartbreaking tragedy unfolding at Sandy Hook Elementary School, several local religious organizations plan to host services Friday night (Dec. 14). 

Details are as follows:

  • Newtown Congregational Church will hold a prayer service at 7 p.m. Officials there said an interfaith gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 16) at Newtown High School.
  • Newtown United Methodist Church will hold a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 14). All are welcome to attend. Rev. Sue Klein said she and other parish leaders "automatically planned" the gathering after hearing the news. Many of the church's members have students who attend the school.
  • St. Rose of Lima will host a Catholic Mass at 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 14). All are welcome to attend.


More links to Newtown Patch’s coverage here:

  • Reaction: Sandy Hook School Shooting
  • Police Raid Sandy Hook Home Hours After Shooting
  • [PHOTOS] Newtown School Shooting


Janet Pauciello Valiante December 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Is anything happening in Fairfield for the victims?
DJ McAneny (Editor) December 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM
In Norwalk, local officials have invited the community to gather at Norwalk City Hall's Community Room on Sunday at 3 p.m. to mourn together. Questions should be directed to Adam D. Bovilsky, Director of the Human Relations and Fair Rent Department at 617-335-6608.
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) December 14, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I put a call out asking on Facebook. No responses yet, and nothing scheduled that I know if.
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) December 14, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Janet, I just saw this on Twitter - There will be a candlelight vigil for Newtown, Conn. shooting victims at 6 p.m. at the Egan Chapel (at Fairfield University).
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) December 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Here's another vigil scheduled for tonight in Fairfield: Greenfield Hill Congregational Church Prayer Service tonight in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. for the victims of the Newtown shooting
Rev. Dawn Cherri Snell December 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM
At 7:00 PM, I will be opening up the doors at Friendship Baptist Church, 145 Lawn Avenue, Stamford, CT, (on top of Custer Street, East Side, Exit 9) for an hour or so, Prayer Vigil! Going over now! Pastor, Rev. Dawn C. Snell 203-722-0247


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