Stonehill College President Mark T. Cregan, C.S.C. released the following statement to the Stonehill community in light of Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
Dear Members of the Stonehill Community,
Since Friday, when we learned of the tragedy in Connecticut, our thoughts and prayers have been with the people of Newtown, especially those who have lost loved ones or who are the victims of the violence themselves. A small number of Stonehill students come from Newtown as do some of our alumni and our hearts go out to them and to their neighbors during these dark days.
The season of Advent and Christmas should be one of peace and our prayer is that peace will triumph over violence and terror. In our liturgies this past weekend, we remembered the families of Newtown in the context of Gaudete Sunday.
Our hope too is that, as a nation, we can come together to stop these senseless rampages.
Please join me in remembering and praying for all those who are suffering because of this terrible event.
Yours in Holy Cross,
Fr. Mark Cregan, C.S.C.
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