Oct 2, 2013 / 01:18 am
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish of Newtown, Conn., received a $100,000 gift from the Knights of Columbus to support its ongoing response to the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
"In the 24-hour news cycle, we often read or see the news, are affected for a time, and then quickly move on," Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said Sept. 30. "But the people of Newtown could not simply 'move on,' and our gift and award are meant to acknowledge that the work of Monsignor Weiss and the St. Rose of Lima community continues."
St. Rose of Lima is the only Catholic parish in Newtown.
On Dec. 14, a gunman killed 20 elementary school students and six faculty and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School after killing his own mother. He then took his own life.