Diocese Honors Sandy Hook Victims In Holy Innocents Mass

By Eric Dutkiewicz

December 28, 2012 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 10:46 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Two weeks after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, hundreds came to remember the victims.

Bishop Kevin Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend celebrated a Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at noon Friday to pray for the victims.

Dec. 28 is the Feast of the Holy Innocents on the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar. The feast day honors the children of Bethlehem ordered killed by King Herod around the time of Jesus' birth.

"It shows the love and support of our community," Rhoades said. "Our Catholic community, but communities across the United States that have reached out."

The diocese decided to include the victims of Sandy Hook as part of this year's commemoration.

Gunman Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school on Dec. 14. He shot and killed his mother before the massacre; and finally killed himself.

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