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.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This week, we have commemorated the anniversary of the terrorist attack on America on Sept. 11, 2001. That day is etched in the memory of all people in the United States, most especially the people of the New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania metropolitan regions who experienced firsthand that terrible day in our history. We cannot erase from our memories the horrific recollections of that day. However, we can learn from those experiences that no matter how great was the tragedy which we experienced, the resiliency of our faith enables us to come back and to become stronger from such a terrible experience.
Taking care to keep the memory of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 alive, students from Jamaica Estates visited the memorial museum at the site of the twin towers. The Aquinas Honor Society from Immaculate Conception School was the first group to ever schedule a classroom workshop at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, for which they received an official certificate from the museum.
Last week, we commemorated the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September, now in its 13th year. With each passing year, our memory of this event seems not to fade, as it is indelibly imprinted on our souls.
Students at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, Windsor Terrace, gathered Sept. 11 outside Holy Name Church to remember the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that occurred 12 years ago. The ceremony was held beneath a large American flag that was draped over the main entrance to the church. Each child was given a small […]
Boy Scout Alexander Dimitrov, 11, a member of the Boy Scouts at St. Margaret’s parish, Middle Village, participates in a candlelight vigil Sept. 11. The ceremony marked the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Explore the website for more on how other schools and parishes marked the occasion.
A member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree pauses for a moment of silence at a new memorial for the victims of 9/11 at St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst. The shrine was dedicated in memory of parishioners John Frank Rizzo and Paul Silvio Giallombardo. Members of the Msgr. Cafiero Council of the K. of C. […]
Our Lady of the Snows Church, North Floral Park, will present a special concert in remembrance of the tragic events that occurred on 9/11/01. The concert will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Admission is free. There will be a goodwill offering collection. Anybody who is a member […]
Everyone remembers where they were on Sept. 11, 2001. Mike Bellone and Bob Barrett know exactly where they were then and for the next 257 days. They were at Ground Zero, helping with the recovery efforts as New York City worked its way through the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. This past week, both men […]
by Beth Griffin RYE, N.Y. (CNS) – As Chief Joseph W. Pfeifer of the New York City Fire Department sees it, the 9/11 terrorist attacks were a global trauma and the 10th anniversary of the tragedy provides a transformative opportunity for the world community to pause and think about its spiritual dimension and its aftermath. […]