Students at 12 Catholic schools in Manhattan and the Bronx will have to find a new place to learn starting in the next academic school year after the Archdiocese of New York announced they will close on Feb 15.
St. Athanasius Church in Longwood opened its doors to victims and emergency crews following an explosion that leveled a three-story house at 869 Fox St in the Bronx on Jan. 19, killing one woman and critically injuring seven others.
A burial ceremony is scheduled to take place Sunday for 15 victims of last week’s devastating Bronx apartment building fire, according to a local Muslim cleric.
Susan Watts sat towards the back of St. Simon Stock Catholic Church on Monday night with a heavy heart thinking of the eight children she knew that were affected by Sunday’s tragic building fire, including one who died — “I came here to pray for them and for everybody that was affected.”
A 121-year old structure on the campus of St. Helena’s Parish, which has served many roles in this Bronx neighborhood, is once again helping the faithful in the community after its church was recently damaged.
Another statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized outside a Catholic Church in New York City, this time early Sunday evening in the Bronx, but damage appeared to be slight. A woman reportedly set the fire at the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mary Church, at 150th St. and Melrose Avenue.