15 Years Later, Memories Still Vivid

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As we approach the 15th anniversary of September 11th, the terrible terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York; the State Department in Washington, D.C.; in Shanksville, Pa.; and, in fact, all of our Nation, we recall the lingering pains of those horrific events. The fact is, we never will forget, nor never can we forget what happened on that day. This is because in a real sense this brought us to understand the conflict between good and evil in our world.

Memorial Mass, Mozart’s Requiem Dedicated to Victims of Sept. 11

The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture will present Mozart’s Requiem in memory of all the victims of Sept. 11 and its aftermath on Sept. 11 at 12 p.m., as part of a special FDNY Memorial Mass celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.

Queens Teachers Earn 9/11 Tribute Awards

Claudia Preciado and Remee Mallay, two teachers at Our Lady of the Snows School, N. Floral Park, were recently selected as recipients of the 9/11 Tribute Center’s 2016 Teacher Awards.

Pope Leads Prayers for Victims of 9/11 Attacks

After silently praying at the 9/11 Memorial in Downtown Manhattan Sept. 25, Pope Francis entered the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, where he mourned the victims of the “senseless act of destruction” and asked more than 400 religious representatives to be prophets of reconciliation and peace.

Interreligious Leaders To Pray with Pope at 9/11 Memorial

On Sept. 25, Pope Francis will visit the World Trade Center memorial site of the 9/11 attacks, where nearly 3,000 people were killed by terrorists in 2001. He plans to pay his respects to the victims of the attack and meet with local religious leaders for a Multi-Religious Meeting for Peace.

Remembering in Bensonhurst

On Sept. 11, the students of St. Athanasius School, Bensonhurst, under the direction of their principal, Diane Competello, held a remembrance ceremony to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11/01.

Firefighters at Co-Cathedral Never Forget Losses of 9/11

On a Friday morning, people walking on the Brooklyn Bridge solemnly made way for a group of 50 firefighters marching from Ground Zero to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights, where they celebrated a Mass for those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The firefighters were carrying 23 flags, one for each of the members of Battalion 57 who perished trying to save lives after the attack on the World Trade Center.