St Mary Anne’s participated in the “Stepping for Heroes–We will Never Forget” 9/11 remembrance event last Saturday morning at the North East firehouse. Fr. John offered prayers for first responders and a block away, our church bell rang after a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m.
Our church bell rang for a minute at 8:47am to commemorate the time when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Thanks to bell ringer parishioners Bill Weisel and Charlie Kornsey. Bill is a retired policeman and fireman and Charlie is a retired Philadelphia fireman.
Last Sunday, parishioners continued 9/11 remembrances with special prayers during our worship services.
Music set the somber tone, as parishioners first listened to Joel Alarcon’s beautiful and emotional violin performance of the “Schindler’s List” theme by composer John Williams.
If you missed it, you can watch a recording of last week’s livestream service at minute 35.20 for Joel’s performance, immediately followed by the special prayers.