2015 SOPC News

2015 SOPC News

 

Parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Church on East 62nd Street in Manhattan, who rallied with the New York City Mass Mob in January and whose appeal to the Vatican to save the church is now under review, want to celebrate their parish centennial in 2018. But while the church remains on the list that the Archdiocese of New York intends to close by August 2015, they are not waiting.
 
Instead, parishioners are gaining support from Italian American leaders and searching for descendants of the original benefactors, whose names and the amounts they gave are carved in marble in the vestibule - immigrants who donated to build the church and intended it to last for posterity and future generations.
 
On Sunday, April 26, starting at 11:30 a.m., parishioners will hold a procession accompanied by the FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums, FDNY Columbia Association, and the Patriot Brass Ensemble, through the landmarked Treadwell Farm Historic District where the church is located. A Founders’ Day Mass and Italian Heritage Celebration to honor the first families of Italian immigrants will immediately follow. more information