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Bishop, El Paso leaders discuss Sunday’s community healing service to mark shooting anniversary

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EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, Mayor Dee Margo and Pastor Michael Grady - a national advocate for racial justice and father of one of the survivors of the Aug. 3 tragedy - spoke about Sunday's upcoming interfaith community healing service being held at Ascarate Park one year after the massacre.

On the eve of the shooting anniversary, Bishop Seitz and other religious leaders will lead a solemn and prayerful service of remembrance and healing that will take place with the survivors and the families of the victims.

The service is being held in conjunction with the groundbreaking of El Paso County’s Community Healing Garden.

The news conference previewing the event, which was held Saturday morning outside St. Raphael Catholic Church, can be viewed in its entirety in the video player above.

The service entitled "Together we remember, together we heal" is set for Sunday at 7 p.m.

Because of the pandemic, the service is not open to the public - but rather will be broadcast LIVE on KVIA's El Paso-Las Cruces CW channel and streamed here on

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