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Renovations at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

Dean Jean-Yves Lafond accompanied eight scholars on Saturday February 1st to the Church of St. Joseph's to volunteer with the massive renovation project currently going on there. It was a dusty endeavor, but the boys were up to the challenge!

The service project was presented by one of our scholars' mother who is a member of the Church (please see her email below). The boys sacrificed their Saturday arriving at 8:00 am and worked until 2:00 pm. They helped move large pews and kneelers in the basement and swept/cleared debris in areas where a new bathroom and a new kitchen will be installed. They boys did a great job and were rewarded with home-cooked Mexican food. There will be more opportunity to help with the renovation process prior to the grand reopening in March.
856 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238


From: Gloria []
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 9:16 PM
To: Lafond,  Jean-Yves
Subject: Warmest thanks from st. Joe and the parish council of St. Joe.

To Mr.  Lafond and  the 8 young men, from Boys Hope Girls Hope, who volunteered their time and worked hard in helping us to refinish the church’s benches  this past Saturday, The Pastoral Parish council  thanks you.

Cathedral of St Joseph is a very old church in its 100 year as a structure. There are many plans and hope for what the church can provide to our community. With excitement and enthusiasm we look forward to the consecration ceremony this coming spring.

You have serve more than just community hours;you have served THE  community and you should be proud. The Christian cable channel (Net tv) will be televising services at the church. Therefore, you and the nation can see your hard-work as they marveled the pews and the total renovation of the church. With warm heart I thank you again.

I love sharing little know fact as this: Bishop Loughlin (which your school is named after) was part of the dedication of St. Joseph in the mid 1800s.

"If we see someone who needs help, do we stop? There is so much sufferings and poverty and a great need for good Samaritans!" -  Pope Francis via Twitter December 9, 2013

Gloria Rico