Post Tagged with: "St. Athanasius Church"


Residents find Thanksgiving turkeys aplenty at Father Gigante Plaza

Residents wait to get a turkey for their Thanksgiving .

Hunts Point businesses joined Community Board 2 to ensure that residents in need wouldn’t go without a turkey on Thanksgiving Day.


Monsignor Neil Connolly dies at 83

Father Connolly

St. Athanasius’ former pastor was longtime activist Monsignor Neil Connolly, who lived to serve the community and believed in making leaders out of the people who lived there, died on April 1. He was 83 years old. He died in his sleep at the priests’ retirement home in the Bronx.

Education / News

Legendary nun honored in Hunts Point

Sister Thomas greets a well-wisher at a celebration to honor her at Father Gigante Plaza on Sept. 9.

In the 1970’s, as crime, poverty and fires ravaged the South Bronx, activist nun Sister Thomas could be seen tirelessly pushing a shopping cart up and down the streets of Hunts Point, collecting food and clothing for the poor. On September 9th, about 200 people gathered in Father Gigante Plaza […]


Sr. Thomas honored for 60 years of service

Sr. Thomas honored for 60 years of service

Sister Thomas, who has served Hunts Point children and families for nearly half a century, was honored on Aug. 28 for her 60th Jubilee, marking 60 years as a Sister of Charity of New York. Sister Trude “Thomas” Collins, SC, spent most of those years at Saint Athanasius Church and […]


Protesters call for new pastor’s ouster

Protesters call for new pastor’s ouster

Father Gigante Plaza, long a symbol of neighborhood unity and generosity, was instead the site of anger and division on August 22, as parishioners from St. Athanasius Church gathered to level accusations against their new pastor, charging that he was power-hungry and corrupt. About 100 parishioners and supporters from the […]

News / Transportation

In the news, August 8-14

An explosionin a communications room at the Longwood Avenue stop for the No. 6 train delayed service and closed the station for about half an hour, The Daily News reported. A battery blew up, releasing hazardous chemicals and noxious smoke, which sent one transit worker to the hospital. The new […]