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Residents of the Newtown community say that they were just sick of staying in their homes not knowing what to do or how to help. 

So hundreds of people were out at a makeshift memorial and holding vigils all day. 

"We just got in from Washington, DC when we saw what was happening we just had to get back -- too many people we know were involved in this, too many connections" said one Newtown resident.

They've come from far and wide as mourners wanting to pay their respects not knowing what to do , who to call and how to cope with the unspeakable tragedy that occurred in this picture perfect community Friday morning. 

And so they look to God. 

"To pray to God that he can heal these people. I have two daughters and I don't know what that must feel like," said one mourner.  

"This is something we had to do -- show our support." 

"I can't watch on TV for so long before you had to come lay down a wreath and say some prayers," said Sean Farmer. 

Farmer is from nearby Shelton. He brought his 18-month daughter to Saint Rose of Lima Church and asked her to give up her favorite Teddy bear -- a comforting child's toy for heaven's newest angels.  

"It's an unimaginable loss and part of you is gone forever – it's a pain no one wants to feel. 

Hundreds attended what is traditionally the Children's Liturgy Saturday evening. It quickly became standing room only as they looked for comfort. 

Inside, some of the parents who lost children Friday pausing while finalizing funeral arrangements to mourn with their fellow neighbors and afterwards -– a living nativity put on by school-aged children. 

Something to remind them that life goes on.

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