Friday, May 19th, a man walked into the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches and barricaded himself inside the Church. While in there, he did significant damage as it seems he attempted to burn the church down. Due to the damage which is extensive, the people of St. John’s parish are unable to use the Church. During this time, we have invited St. John’s to use our Church for their weddings and funerals as scheduling permits. While some of our parishioners have asked what we can do for them, I am waiting to see what they need and how we can best help them. I am in constant contact with their pastor, Fr. John Sureau, and associate pastor, Fr. Dennis Suglia. We continue to pray with and for the people and priests of St. John’s and be supportive to them. I will keep you updated as information becomes available and a plan is formulated as to how we can best help their parish.
For now, we continue our walk with the Lord.