Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, and afterward 11-year-old Marco Lebron’s first thought was about the monks who teach at his school, Benedictine-run San Antonio Abad School and Abbey in Humacao.
Dear Editor: As a longtime parishioner of St. Agnes (now a worship site of St. Paul-St. Agnes parish), I was very buoyed by the response of the Diocese to the conditions faced by the citizens of Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria. At our two houses of worship, we collected donations from parishioners and community residents for several weeks.
Msgr. Joseph Nugent, pastor, and Father Willy Kingsley, parochial vicar, help load a Catholic Charities van with parish donations from St. Paul’s Church on Court St. in Boerum Hill.
Morning drop-off was busier than usual at St. Bernard Catholic Academy in Mill Basin, as parents arrived not only with their children in tow, but also cases of bottled water, formula, diapers and paper towels.