Brooklyn, NY (November 14, 2010) – After an inclusive, eight-month process with participation from a full range of religious and lay stakeholders, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn has begun implementation of a strategy designed to ensure the long-term viability of parishes throughout the Diocese. The announcement was made today on the Diocesan website, www.DioceseofBrooklyn.org.
Last night at 11pm the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene was ravaged by fire. The cause of the fire is unknown.
The parish was founded in 1913 and the present church was built in 1927. Located in the Springfield Gardens section of Queens, the parish serves over 400 congregants. All religious artifacts were destroyed by the fire. Read more