Msgr. Gerald Ryan in a photograph from The History of St. Luke’s Parish, published in 1997.

Msgr. Gerald Ryan is dead

Religion April 11, 2013 at 3:53 pm 4 comments

Msgr. Gerald Ryan, who battled against the abandonment of the South Bronx as pastor of St. Luke’s Church for 47 years, died on April 11.

Cancer no match for Mott Haven minister

Religion April 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

Pastor Andrew Mann of Graffiti 2 Community Ministries fights through life-threatening obstacles to serve in Mott Haven.

Students in front of St. Jerome on Jan. 21 urged the Archdiocese of New York not to close the Catholic School.

Archdiocese announces it will close St. Jerome

Education, Religion January 22, 2013 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Students will be transferred to nearby Catholic schools, says the Archdiocese, but parents say it’s a hollow promise.

Students, their parents and school administrators rallied to save St. Jerome School on Dec. 12 in Mott Haven.

St. Jerome’s faced with closure

Education, Religion December 13, 2012 at 1:40 am 0 comments

A venerable Catholic school faces the axe in Mott Haven.

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Immigration, Religion November 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

Melrose landmark has welcomed immigrants for over a century Chants of “Hallelujah, Hallelujah,” echoed through the ornate gothic chapel at the heart of Immaculate Conception Church on East 150th St. in Melrose. Unofficially ordained “The Cathedral of the Bronx” by congregation members, the Roman Catholic church celebrated 125 years ofRead More

Teen pregnancy rates remain high

Teen pregnancy rates remain high

Education, Health, Religion February 17, 2012 at 9:30 am 1 comment

As the city has started to introduce a new sex education program for middle and high schools, Mott Haven has emerged as the neighborhood with the highest teen pregnancy rate in the five boroughs.

Church worries about pantry’s future

Church worries about pantry’s future

Religion November 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

Since 1994, Give Them to Eat Ministries has been feeding hundreds of needy people each week. The need is growing, but the funds are shrinking.

Alumni return to Mott Haven for a big birthday

Alumni return to Mott Haven for a big birthday

Education, News, Religion October 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

St. Luke’s School is marking a past that stretches back a century by looking forward. At its 100th birthday celebration on Oct. 2, the school announced a $2 million fund-raising campaign in an effort to salute the past by securing the future.

At a time when the Archdiocese of New York is closing Catholic schools, the parish school on East 139th Street in Mott Haven is determined to be around for many more anniversaries.