Praying for the dead

by Kevin Birnbaum

Candlelight_ComplineWe held a candlelight compline service this evening at Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle for the victims of Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Praying for each of the victims by name was heartbreaking—the horrible list just kept going.

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel Davino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6

Photo by Jesson Mata.
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