A Beautiful Tribute To Those We Lost In Newtown

Those who attended candlelight vigil at First Congregational Church Sunday night say the ceremony was just what the town needed.


Residents from Madison and surrounding towns packed the First Congregational Church Sunday night to pay tribute to those lost in the Newtown, CT tragedy.

Madison resident Ellen Kelly says the service was very moving, particularly the part where they read off the names, and lit the candles.

"It was a beautiful tribute to those we lost in Newtown," Kelly said. " The church was absolutely packed.  The candle-lighting was so moving."

Madison Schools Superintendent Thomas Scarice, who attended as well, agreed.

"It was very nicely done, just what the community needed," he said.

Did you go to this vigil or one of the vigils on Saturday? You are welcome to share your thoughts and/or pictures.

Adrian Wisting December 17, 2012 at 03:14 PM
We had a vigil service at North Madison Congregational Church on Saturday evening. It was comforting and being together with my church family was healing. There was a young woman there (I am assuming it was her first time) with her two children who thanked us for opening our doors and welcoming her in to share our hearts. She apologized for her children being a little "noisy" but the sounds of their voices were hugs to our hearts. We welcome you and your family back to be with us at any time. Times like these remind us that we are all brothers and sisters on this earth and it is in this thought that we can gather together to mourn and comfort each other so that we can endure the loss of 20 of our littlest angels and 7 of their educators. God grant us peace.
Monica Piombino December 17, 2012 at 06:05 PM
There will be a special Memorial Mass celebrated this evening Monday night at 7pm at St. Margaret Church in Madison honoring the victims of Sandy Hook! All are invited to come and worship with us.
Monica Piombino December 17, 2012 at 06:12 PM
There will be a special Memorial Mass at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Madison this evening at 7pm for all the victims of the Sandy Hook Tragedy! All are welcome to come and worship with us!
Katy Wallace December 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I attended the vigil last evening. It was lovely, especially the very moving comments by To Scarise. My children di question why a candle was lit for Adam Lanza. I told them that God forgives everyone. I personally thing he should burn in hell!
Bob Roper December 17, 2012 at 11:45 PM
I attended the vigil in Newtown. The theatre itself was full, so about 500 people stood outside and listened to the speeches. It was the most memorable moment in my life and I will NEVER forget it.
ted Aub December 18, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Saturday , we offered a respectful ceremony for " Wreaths Across America " at Soldiers Field in Hartford . All went as planned except we included our words and prayers for the victims and families of the Newtown/Sandy Hook tragedy . A somber day for a proud Nation full of tradition . We will move on with pain in our heart and will always wonder how this senseless event occurred . The tears inside me far surpass those that stain my cheeks , as I constantly see pictures in my mind of those beautiful children and their adult educators . May they all be in a pain free environment for eternity .


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