Waco residents can gather at 12:15 p.m. today for an ecumenical service at Central Presbyterian Church in response to the tragedy at Mount Carmel on Monday.

Several Waco religious leaders will lead the service, hoping to begin a healing process for the city.

“It’s a response to what happened,” said the Rev. George Holland, pastor of Central Presbyterian. “A lot of people are really hurting, especially in their grief about the outcome and the deaths of the children.”

Members of many Protestant, Catholic and Jewish congregations will gather at the church, 1226 Washington Ave., for the service, Holland said.

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