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   Love Thy Neighbor: local churches share worship space

  Love Thy Neighbor: local churches share worship space

Religion November 19, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

As three churches share the ground floor space of a 100-year-old building on a rotating schedule, their arrangement allows each congregation to operate within budget and toward long-term goals.

Volunteer teachers Yohan Garcia, Puri Padilla, and Adela Paredes help out at St. Jerome H.A.N.D.S.' weekly food pantry for immigrants and families in need.  Photo: Allyson Escobar

Immigrants receive a helping hand

Immigration, Religion November 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

H.A.N.D.S. opened in 2008, as a result of the efforts of St. Jerome’s late pastor, Father John Grange, and the Sisters of St. Jerome congregation. The center serves as a safe space for hundreds of immigrant families from the neighborhood.

By Michael H. Wilson.

St. Roch members continue fight for their church

Religion May 6, 2016 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

The Archdiocese’s decree states that the church would remain “open for public worship,” but that “Masses and other sacraments will not be celebrated on a regular basis at the church of Saint Roch.”

Mott Haven church takes on Preservation Commission

Mott Haven church takes on Preservation Commission

Government, Religion, Slider March 30, 2016 at 11:56 am 0 comments

Father Skelly and the Archdiocese of New York are completely against landmark designation, feeling that the financial burden of maintaining the church to historic standards will be too much for a congregation whose median income is $25,000.

Muslim population outgrows local mosque

Muslim population outgrows local mosque

Immigration, Religion November 7, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Much of the congregation at Masjid Ebun Abass hails from West Africa, reflecting an immigration trend taking place across the area. The percentage of West Africans in the South Bronx more than doubled between 2009 and 2013.

Bronxites celebrate ‘El dia de los muertos’

Bronxites celebrate ‘El dia de los muertos’

Art, Culture, Religion November 3, 2015 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday, very separate from Halloween, where people honor the souls of their lost loved ones brought families together through dance, food, art and even health, something that South Bronx residents say they don’t see often.

Unused churches will house homeless

Unused churches will house homeless

Housing, Religion September 24, 2015 at 10:35 am 0 comments

One the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in New York City, Mayor de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy Dolan came to a Melrose homeless shelter to announce the launch of an initiative that will provide hundreds more beds for homeless New Yorkers.

Parishioners prepare for popular Pope’s visit

Parishioners prepare for popular Pope’s visit

News, Religion September 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

A visit to St Anselm’s and other Catholic churches in Mott Haven showed how the excitement over Pope Francis’s visit to New York City is spreading through the neighborhood.