FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2020
CHURCH COMMUNITY UNITES TO REPLACE STATUE DAMAGED BY ACT OF VANDALISM
The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing that through the generous support of the Knights of Columbus and parishioners, a new statue honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe will be dedicated in the Grotto of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 5 p.m.
The statue was damaged on September 11 and the vandalism was caught on camera. The New York City Police Department, soon after releasing the surveillance video, made an arrest. December 12 is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Our Lady of Solace is located at 2866 West 17th Street (Corner of West 17th Street and Mermaid Avenue). Members of the media are invited to attend. To RSVP, please e-mail John Quaglione at email@example.com