Tony O Shaughnessy talked about families in the crowd on Sunday as he sought for a prayer for those killed by the 14-year-old Ane Kriegel and later events.
"In the past year we have witnessed a terrible tragedy in our community, bringing with it almost indescribable sense of loss, pain, sorrow, hurt, confusion, anger," said the boss of Confey Parish at the prayer for Anu at St. Church of Charles Borromeo in Leixlip.
The service was the second of the two events that took place during the weekend so that those from the community briefly joined Anina's family in teasing and remembering a talented student.
Usually such events take place on the anniversary of death, which for An would be May 14th. That day, her parents, Geraldine and Patric, were in the middle of the trial of two 14-year-old boys accused of her murder. Both teenagers were convicted on June 18th. They will be sentenced on July 15th.
On Saturday, Geraldine and Patric joined another 200 people on June's tree planting in memory of the Anus on the Leixlip Manor Hotel.
"Ana liked to come to her school holiday," Geraldine said. – It's here with ghost. Let's get back here and spend a few minutes with her.
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The Sunday prayer service offered the Leixlip community the opportunity to remember Ane in song, prayer, and silent contemplation.
Shaughnessy received those inside and outside the parish. He asked for prayers for An, Geraldine, Patric, and their wider family.
Remember the teachers, neighbors, parents, guardians, children and young people who are still in shock because of Anin's violent killing one year ago, the priest said. Remember also those who work day-to-day with the sorceress as part of their job.
He also sought prayers for other families whose lives are facing upside down [in] this tragedy ". He did not mention their names. He could not legally.
Families of murderers, publicly known only as A and Boy B, are still living in the general area, although the Boy B family has allegedly been forced to hide due to threats on the Internet.
The parent's home of A boy has been damaged at least once. It is not known whether a family is to remain in the area.
Although the Sunday service was supplanted by supreme hymns – Russian nooks played on harphs as an acknowledgment for Anina's homeland, as the participants lit candles in her memory – the main feeling was pain and confusion.
"We were put under the terrible nature of the terrible tragedy in our midst and we continue to feel that distraction and misunderstanding in our hearts," O Shaughnessy said.
"There are questions that remain unanswered in our hearts. The solid foundations on which we stood were broken. "