FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2021
(New York, NY) Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will visit Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1265 Castleton Avenue on Staten Island, on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. to offer a prayer of reparation after statues outside the church were damaged by vandalism this week.
On Saturday, May 15, a vandal destroyed the statues of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Sacred Heart of Jesus outside the church. The matter has been reported to the police, and the parish is cooperating in the investigation.
Following the prayer of reparation, Cardinal Dolan will celebrate Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians parish on Staten Island, and install the new pastor, Father James Ferreira.