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Candlelight vigil for Conn. victims held at Basilica of St. Mary

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Through song and plenty of prayer, it's still impossible to find answers.

"Where do you go? What do you do?" asked Dr. Johan Van Parys, director of Liturgy for the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

Parys led a candlelight vigil dedicated to the 28 victims in Newtown, Conn., because mentioning the tragedy at every mass wasn't enough. That's why, in just a few short hours, leaders at the Basilica organized the vigil.

"From the community, there was this groan almost that we needed more. We needed something set aside -- just time dedicated to this," said Parys. "This is unspeakable evil. There are no words for it, and in the face of such evil, the one thing we do is we stop and we pray -- and sometimes we don't have the words to pray with. "

Roughly 100 devoted Catholics attended the vigil Sunday afternoon, saying they didn't have to know the victims to grieve for them.

"We are with those families with all our hearts prayers because that's the only thing we can do," said Ewa Bansikoski after attending the vigil. "We can pray and pray."

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