WILLOWICK, Ohio - St. Mary Magdalene Church in Willowick was filled with people Monday night who came out to pray for those who lost their lives in the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting and to bring comfort to their families from afar.
"Sometimes in natural disasters we can send money but money's not what's needed," Father Ron Wearsch said. "Just prayer and awareness that violence happens and hurts all of us."
The names of each of those who died were read as candles were lit. The name of the shooter, Adam Lanza, was also read.
Several people wiped their eyes during the singing of Silent Night.
"We're just all so sad," said Donna McSeveney, who has grandchildren about the same age as the first graders who died in Connecticut. "We're just deeply sad."