Bronx Parish Holds First Mass After Fire Rips Through Sacristy Last December

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Rising from the ashes this Ash Wednesday was St. Helena’s parish in the Bronx. The parish held their first liturgy in the church after a six-alarm fire there. 

The normal Ash Wednesday traditions were also accompanied by a blessing of the church’s altar, shrines and pews. Back in December, flames ripped through St. Helena’s sacristy, causing extensive damage. 

Now that their church is up and running again, the Bronx parish isn’t slowing down. They are back to their full Mass schedule and are planning parish events once more.