Twenty children and six adults were killed in the shooting rampage.
“In light of the horrific school shooting in Connecticut, I feel it is imperative that we as members of the clergy in the Beeville area answer this tragedy with a show of strong ecumenical support,” the Rev. Larry McRorey said in an e-mail inviting clergy communitywide to participate. “Violence does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, color, affiliation or denomination.”
The vigil is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.
“We will gather to show our solidarity with Newtown, Conn., but also to show our solidarity with all victims of violence,” he said.
The first of the funerals for those killed began today.
President Barack Obama spoke Sunday at an interfaith vigil in the small Connecticut town.