Albany church prays for Newtown community -, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Albany church prays for Newtown community

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:34:32 GMT
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested in the below case last night. From: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09 AM To: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Subject:   22-14-008228  RobberyMore >>
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested Tuesday evening for snatching the tip jar at Carrol's Meats on Philema Road.
    More >>
  • What you need to know before riding an ATV

    What you need to know before riding an ATV

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:50:06 GMT
    A safety warning following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.      A man died in Liberty County when his 4 wheeler crashed into a tree.  A woman and her two young grandsons died in Walker County whenMore >>
    A safety warning was issued following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.   Experts say you should not operate ATV's on public roads. You should wear proper gear such as gloves, goggles,  and most importantly a Department of Transportation helmet.More >>
  • Daycare providers face deadline

    Daycare providers face deadline

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:14 GMT
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has posted application packages for new and returning providersMore >>
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The purpose of the program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years. Programs are offered at local public schools or through private providers of preschool services.More >>

People are grieving across the country after 26 people, most of them children, were shot and killed Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary school in southwestern Connecticut.

As the nation tries to cope with the tragedy, many looked for comfort in their churches Sunday morning. 

Albany church members gathered to light candles and remember those who lost their lives in Connecticut.

"The little kids, who would do something like that, who would hurt somebody indiscriminately, and not only that but children, they are in daycare and kindergarten and I couldn't wait to go pick them up because you are worried about them all day long," said Mike Pringle, Parent.

Police say 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother Friday in their home.

Then took two hand guns and an assault rifle and headed to Sandy Hook Elementary School where his mother had worked, killing another 26 people, 20 of them children, before turning the gun on himself.

 "It is just a travesty, for something to happen like that, the poor parents, to lose your kids like that, one day you drop them off in the morning, you go to work, and then you find out they are not there anymore, I mean how does somebody deal with that," said Pringle.

Religious leaders around the nation have rewritten their sermons to address the tragedy that has affected the entire country.

"We are going to say prayers thanking God for the gift of life, thanking God for the savior, and we are going to say prayers for the people who have lost their children, we are going to pray for them too," said Father Finbarr Stanton, St. Teresa Catholic Church.

One Albany Priest says the sermon he had already prepared tells the story called the Massacre of the Innocence, a dark passage in Saint Mathews Gospel chapter 2.

It now has an eerie connection with the shooting massacre in Connecticut.

"We are reading the story of the birth of Christ this time of year, and in that story, there is a very dark passage, where king Herod who was rather a very difficult king, and had a sick mind, and he ordered all children under the age of 2 to be killed, because he was suspicious," said Stanton.

As many families hold each other close in appreciation of their loved ones, the country also mourns with this small Connecticut community that has lost so much.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow