Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Isaias made landfall after 11 pm as a category 1 hurricane with winds 85 miles per hour. Fortunately, the campus did not suffer any major damage as with Florence two years ago which was devastating.

Our staff and employees are in good spirits.  I hope you and your loved ones are fine and your property did not incur any destruction.

This Saturday eight children will be baptized in two separate ceremonies. I am very happy to welcome them as new members of our Basilica parish.

Covid-19 is rampant in our city. The faithful are dispensed from attending Sunday Liturgy in our Diocese and throughout the US because human life and well-being of all people are our utmost priority.

Stay safe and well!

In Christ,
Fr. Ryszard