Friday, February 8, 2019

A mass Sunday to show support for St. Brigid School

Flyers are up around the neighborhood about a mass Sunday morning at 10 at the Church of St. Brigid-St. Emeric on Avenue B at Eighth Street.

Per the sign: "Please join us as we gather to show the Church & School & Community our support and solidarity in saving our beloved school."

As first reported here, stunned students and parents learned Monday that the Archdiocese of New York will close the school on Seventh Street and Avenue B at the end of this academic year. (St. Brigid is one of seven NYC Catholic schools marked for closure by the Archdiocese.)

Parents were especially upset with how the Archdiocese relayed the news. Said one St. Brigid parent: "Receiving a letter home in a kid's backpack, like it was a field trip permission slip, is unacceptable. It gave no concrete reasons but claims that they did their best to keep the school open. It is not 'your best' if you did not include the community most affected."

After the mass on Sunday, interested parents will gather for a planning meeting.

Parents have already created a Twitter account — @BrigidSave ... and a Facebook group.

Thanks to Steven for the photos!


Anonymous said...

I wish them luck in fighting back against Cardinal Dolan and his real-estate business.

Dave on 7th said...

What happened to the $8,000,000 endowment the school received from the anonymous donor who saved the church. That was reportedly part of the $20,000,000.