A community is praying for the two remaining members of a large family that was victim to a shooting last week.
On September 4, a shooter entered the Traynor family's home in Oshawa, Ontario. Police say while in the family of six's home, the suspect shot five of the family members.
The father Chris, age 50, and his children Bradley 20, Adelaide, 15; and Joseph, 11 were all killed. The mother, Loretta, was sent to the hospital with injuries.
Since the shooting, Loretta has begun recovering. The family says Sam, her son, is with her as she recovers.
"Loretta, Sam and the entire Traynor family would like to state how profoundly grateful we are for all the kind messages of condolence and support this past week, as well as for the tributes at the house and the schools," the family says in a statement.
Since the shooting, the community has been showing their support.
Chris was a teacher with Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School, and Loretta at St. Theresa Catholic School, both part of the Durham Catholic District School Board. On Wednesday, the board hosted an online prayer meeting for the family. The Liturgy of Remembrance was available for all to join.
"We also ask God to bring healing and comfort to his wife Loretta, son Sam, and all of their family and friends," the Durham Catholic District School Board says in a statement.
The Archdiocese of Toronto's Cardinal Thomas Collins also released a statement saying "for Catholics and many others of faith, in these moments, we turn to prayer."
The Cardinal says hope can be found in faith during difficult times.
"Jesus invited us to care, serve, and love one another. We know that this example of selflessness has been central to the lives of the Traynor family. This has been expressed in their service to others and in countless ways, so many of you hold deep in your hearts."
The community has been leaving flowers and other items at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School for the family.
The family is thanking the police, medical staff and first responders for their assistance and say a committee will be created to disbursement of the funds raised for the family to support and memorialize them. The fund has raised $162,362 so far.