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www.patheos.com/blogs/.../2012/.../internet-trolls-torment-newton-priest/Dec 20, 2012 - He, and his pastor, Monsignor Weiss, arrived at the school within moments of the shooting, .... the senior vicar who works with Msgr “Bob” (as we call Msgr Robert Weiss), along with Fr. Luke at our parish. ... Read her Bio Here ...
Newtown victim Olivia Engel comforted by police officer when she died
Olivia was remembered as a girl who was fond of animals, dancing and especially her 3-year-old brother, Brayden Engel, who she helped potty train by giving him stickers.
She was supposed to play an angel in the church's play last Friday night. But earlier in the day she was shot and killed along with 19 other classmates in their Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"Now she's an angel up in heaven," said Monsignor Robert Weiss.
Olivia died in the arms of a Newtown police officer at the school, said Deacon Don Naiman. The officer told her he loved her as he passed her into Jesus' waiting arms, Naiman said.
He acknowledged Olivia's parents, Shannon and Brian Engel, won't have an easy time, especially as birthdays and other holidays come up.
It will be up to the community to help the Engels and all the victims' families through their grief, especially as media and other crowds leave the town, Weiss said.
"It's not enough to break those video games or throw our guns away," he said, adding that if change doesn't come after the events in Newtown, it likely will never come.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Newtown First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra attended the service.
Olivia's was the ninth funeral held at Saint Rose for Sandy Hook victims.