9/11 Remembrances in Manhattan, Staten Island

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The “Father Mychal Judge 9/11 Walk of Remembrance” will be held in Manhattan in honor of those lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

The day begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, with the Rosary at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st St., followed by Mass at 9:30 a.m. All are invited to walk the route beginning at 10:30 a.m. at E1/L24 FDNY at Seventh Avenue and 31st Street and concluding at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 22 Barclay St. in lower Manhattan.

The walk retraces the footsteps of Father Judge, O.F.M., a FDNY chaplain who died while responding at the World Trade Center on 9/11. 

This year’s walk will honor the late NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, who died in 2017. Detective McDonald co-founded the walk in 2002. Father Judge was a close friend of the McDonald family.

Information: 911walkofremembrance.com or (646) 856-9255.

Our Lady of Pity Church, 1616 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, will host the 17th annual “Eve of Solemn Remembrance” Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. Auxiliary Bishop John O’Hara will serve as principal celebrant and homilist.

Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of Staten Island, the gathering begins at 7 p.m. with music by Maura Molloy, followed by Mass at 7:30 p.m.

The liturgy includes the reading of the names of Staten Islanders lost on 9/11 and a candlelight reflection.

All Staten Islanders are invited to participate in the service or to stop by Our Lady of Pity Church any time between 7 and 9 p.m. on Sept. 10 for reflection, prayer and spiritual healing.

Information: Joseph Delaney, director, Notre Dame Club of Staten Island, (718) 967-9825.

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