Springfield Gardens’ Church Has Risen from the Ashes
October 5, 2016
Six years after a fire destroyed their old church, St. Mary Magdalene parishioners’ faith was rewarded last Sunday when they were able to celebrate Mass for the first time in their newer, bigger church.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio dedicated the new Springfield Gardens church Oct. 2. The old church had to be completely demolished and work had to be redone from the ground up. Read more
St. Mary Magdalene Church Ready to Rise from Ashes
March 12, 2014
After three and a half years of waiting, the parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene, Springfield Gardens, can finally rejoice and be glad. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, parishioners received bittersweet news that their beloved church building was demolished.
On Oct. 28, 2010, the interior and some of the exterior of the church were destroyed by a devastating fire. Since that time, parishioners have not been able to use the building. The parish has been using a neighboring school’s gymnasium for Mass. Volunteers help set up the gym with microphones, chairs, musical equipment and an altar and put everything away after the 11 a.m. Mass every Sunday. Read more
On October 31, 2010 our first Mass after the church fire was celebrated at Martin De Porres School.
Nearly six years ago our beloved church building was destroyed in a fire. We have continued to rise from the ashes. Although we temporarily lost our church building, we will always have our church family. So thank you St. Mary Magdalene Parishioners for all your support and your devotion!