FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2020
QUEENS PASTOR BLESSES NYPD OFFICERS ON EASTER SUNDAY MORNING
Father Josephjude Gannon, Pastor of St. Gerard Majella located in the Hollis section of Queens, joined members of the 103rd Precinct to offer a special blessing on Easter Sunday morning.
Father Gannon was invited to speak and bless the rank and file, as well as the precinct stationhouse, at the first roll call which took place at 6:30 a.m. yesterday, Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Before blessing the officers with Holy Water, Father Josephjude Gannon spoke to the men and women of the 103rd Precinct saying, “The community loves you and is very thankful for you. You got to be careful for yourselves and your families and for the people you encounter. Every single day is an opportunity to live the Resurrection, every single day is an opportunity to praise God, and every single day is a day be the people that God wants us to be.”
The 103rd Precinct is located at 168-02 91st Avenue in the Jamaica section of Queens and serves a western portion of Queens, including the neighborhoods of Hollis Park Gardens, Hollis, Lakewood, and Jamaica, as well as the Jamaica Business District.
Photo attached, courtesy of Father Gannon.