Monsignor Robert Weiss attended St. Bernard's Seminary in Rochester and was ordained in 1973 at St. Christopher's Church in Chili. His Connecticut parish is a source of healing for many. Monsignor Weiss and spoke before hundreds at a vigil following the Sandy Hook elementary schooting. He serves as pastor at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown. He also spent hours with the parents of the children and relatives of the adults killed. He said this was a love story because family means so much to them. Monsignor says this shooting was an act of evil.
"I know people say why did God allow this to happen, this was not the hand of God, this was the hand of the person who had issues," Weiss said.
Parishioners have been writing cards of condolences in the families. Monsignor joined the Connecticut diocese in Bridgeport in 1982.