OAKLAND (CBS SF) — About 300 people, including some of their fellow Irish students, attended a somber Catholic Mass at Oakland’s cathedral for the six Irish students killed in a Berkeley balcony collapse.
Father Aidan McAleenan said at the Mass Wednesday evening that this is a time to come together and support the parents of those killed and the seven injured, who remain hospitalized.
McAleenan spoke after “Amazing Grace” was played on bagpipes. He asked the faithful to pray and asked for support for the families as they grieve for the loss of the children.
Some relatives have arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area, but none were at the mass.
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