Msgr. John Delendick, the FDNY Catholic chaplain who passed away from 9/11-related pancreatic cancer on Nov. 23, was remembered at his funeral Mass on Friday, Dec. 1 as a brother to firefighters and as a good and faithful shepherd.
Msgr. John Delendick, the FDNY chaplain who passed away from a 9/11-related cancer on Thanksgiving Day, joins a sad and growing list of people succumbing to illnesses they suffered due to their service at the World Trade Center site in the weeks and months following the 2001 attack.
In 2011, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a proclamation declaring April 14 of that year to be “Susan Hart Day” in New York City. The accolade honored her, the managing director of facilities for the city, on the day of her retirement.
Father James Devlin remembers exactly where he was on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001: the rectory of Our Lady of Angels, where he was the pastor.
Long before he served at St. Kevin’s Church, Father Jeffry Dillon served the public in a different way — as a New York City police officer. It was back in the 1970s and he patrolled the streets of the Upper West Side as a police officer.
Twenty years later, the memories of Sept. 11 are still vivid for people in the Diocese of Brooklyn. There are reminders everywhere. Over the years, churches and schools erected monuments in tribute to the parishioners and alumni they lost on that tragic day.
When the last days of August roll around every year, that’s when the memories start to return to Thomas Damore.
Father Mychal Judge died doing his “dream job” at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, but a legacy of love and compassion has grown from the tragedy. That was the assessment of many of his friends and admirers who participated in the annual 9/11 Walk of Remembrance on Sunday, Sept. 5.
With less than a year left in the reconstruction of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, Michael Psaros foresees a church that honors the lives that were lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York.
High school seniors and faculty from Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, took part in their annual 12 mile walk called the “World Trade Center Walk.” The school set a new record of participants with more than 70 seniors trekking to Lower Manhattan from Queens.