PALM RIVER, Fla. - Dozens of people gathered Saturday night at a Bay Area church for a memorial for the victims of the Connecticut school massacre.
Members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church along 12th Avenue South held a candlelight vigil, sang songs, and prayed for the victims and their families.
"As a mother, I feel for the parents that are going through this," said Cristina Reyes.
There were 20 angels on display to represent the 20 children killed in the tragedy. Among those leading in the prayer of the Rosary were children themselves. One 12-year-old said she felt good about being able to do something.
"I actually did, because I was part of praying the rosary for their family and praying for them, for them to have a better life in Heaven. Since they were innocent," said Berenice Franco.
"We didn't know any of those victims, but we feel like we all belong to God, I think, and that we feel their pain," said vigil organizer Maria Concheiro.
For many, it's still hard to grasp the reality of the situation.
"It's unimaginable. It's something no parent even wants to imagine and it's really sad to think that every day you want your kids to go to school, but when you hear things like this it's like, is it safe?" said Reyes.
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