Residents attend Christmas Mass in Rockville Centre

Today was a day of reflection and a time to be grateful after Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.,

Many who attended said today was a day of reflection and a time to be thankful.

Many who attended said today was a day of reflection and a time to be thankful. (12/25/12)

ROCKVILLE CENTRE - Many across Long Island observed Christmas Day by attending church services.

In Rockville Centre, some residents gathered at St. Agnes Cathedral.

During the service, Bishop William Murphy spoke about all the pain Long Islanders have endured these last few months.

Many said today was a day of reflection and a time to be grateful after Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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