Fremont vigil on Saturday to honor victims of gun violence, year anniversary of Sandy Hook –

FREMONT — Community groups have scheduled a vigil in the Mission San Jose district Saturday, the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting that killed 26 people at a school in Newtown, Conn.

The public is asked to gather at the steps of Mission San Jose Church at 9:15 a.m. The service will begin at 9:30.

At 9:35 a.m., the church’s bells will toll 26 times in honor of the 20 children and six adults killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

The vigil is being sponsored by several local groups, including the Tri-City Interfaith Council, Pax Christi Fremont, Sisters of the Holy Family and Interfaith Women of Peace.

Organizers say that no signs will be allowed, as they aim to keep it a non-political event.

The church is at 43300 Mission Blvd., near Washington Boulevard.

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