Posts Tagged ‘victims’

What You Need to Know About Hurricane Sandy One Year Anniversary Events

Monday, October 21st, 2013

By Alice Kenny

As the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 29, Catholic Charities joins clergy and laity to celebrate survivors and draw attention to their remaining needs.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan will be the principal celebrant of a First Anniversary Hurricane Sandy Mass of Remembrance on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. Church in Huguenot, reports the Staten Island Advance.

The cardinal plans to honor the victims, survivors and the relief efforts of the Island’s Roman Catholic churches and Catholic Charities.

Meanwhile, the March of Dimes at its upcoming gala plans to honor Joseph Panepinto, executive director of Staten Island Catholic Charities, and San Diego Padres’ pitcher Jason Marquis with Humanitarian Awards for their work on behalf of Sandy survivors.

Read more in the Staten Island Advance about why Joseph Panepinto received this award.

Check out the Staten Island Advance for a list of upcoming Sandy One Year Anniversary events.

For Boston Marathon Victims: Our Prayers and Our Solidarity.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

“Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of yesterday’s attack at the Boston Marathon.  The loss of innocent life – in but a quick moment – is most devastating to those victims’ immediate families.  The severe and life-threatening injuries to many others is so heartrending.  In addition, the witnessing of this by thousands more causes a somber tone over an entire city and far beyond.  For New Yorkers, these assaults evoke traumatic memories, and so our solidarity is even greater as we offer our prayerful support to those in Boston in the aftermath of this tragedy.”

– Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director Catholic Charities New York.