Prayers for Newtown, CT

posted on December 27, 2012,
by Shannon Grooms

In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut, people from around Pine Ridge Indian Reservation came together to pray and mourn for all the victims of this tragedy, living and deceased.

A community rosary was held at Our Lady of the Sioux Church in Oglala, SD, on December 19. Prayers and words of consolation were shared in the churches throughout the reservation that weekend.

From all of us in the communities of the Pine Ridge Reservation, we express our deepest sympathy to the people of Newtown. We hold your hearts in ours, as we seek understanding and God’s presence and love. You are in our thoughts and prayers and will remain there throughout the New Year.