All five Senate candidates to attend memorial service

All five Massachusetts Senate hopefuls, on a pause from politics, will attend this morning’s interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End of Boston.

The service is being held after Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon and will be attended by President Obama, Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston, and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The service is slated to include reflections and readings from members of the clergy, Obama and other officials, and music, including a performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

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Aides to each of the five candidates running for the state’s open Senate seat told the Globe that the Senate hopefuls would be at the 11 a.m. service.

The Democratic candidates are Representatives Stephen F. Lynch and Edward J. Markey. The Republican candidates are former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez, former US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and state Representative Daniel B. Winslow

All five suspended campaign activity following Monday’s blasts.

After the service however, candidates are expected to slowly begin a return to the trail. The primary election is less than two weeks away: It’s scheduled for April 30.

The Republican nominee and the Democratic nominee will face off in the general election on June 25.

The Senate seat became open after John Kerry resigned to become secretary of state.