NEWTOWN, CT (WKOW) -- Members of the Newtown community gathered Friday night to remember the victims of the shooting.
They packed a local catholic church for a memorial mass.
Governor Dan Malloy said the shooting will test their faith in community, but they should find strength in each other.
"But then we turn to understand, as we turn around this room and recognize our friends and our neighbors, those we have done things for and who have done things for us. This is a great and beautiful community located in a great and beautiful state in a great and beautiful nation," said Malloy.
Hundreds of people who couldn't get into the church stood outside, some holding hands in circles and saying prayers.
Others lit candles and sang Silent Night.