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Holyoke residents remember victims of Connecticut shooting

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HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -

Western Massachusetts residents continued to pay their respects to the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims and their families on Sunday.

More than 100 people turned out for a candlelight vigil at the canal walk in Holyoke.

The event was organized by the city and Mayor Alex Morse.

Morse told CBS 3 that the school shooting in Connecticut definitely puts city leaders on edge.

The vigil featured a high school chorus, speeches from various city leaders and a reading of the names of all 26 victims.

For the second day in a row, parishioners at the Our Lady of the Cross parish remembered those affected by the Newtown shooting.

Following Sunday morning's liturgy, the church held a Holy Hour of Adoration to pray for the victims and their families.

They also had a condolence book for churchgoers to sign and leave a note that will be passed along to the people of Newtown.

Father Alex Cymerman also said that after the holidays, they will double check to make sure all safety precautions are in place for the Mater Dolorosa School, which is part of the parish.

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