NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Catholics filled with emotion attended what could be the final Mass at more than two dozen churches around the New York area that are slated to close and merge with other parishes.
Joan Romanelli tearfully hugged her pastor after leaving the final Mass at St. Elizabeth of Hungary on East 83rd Street Friday morning.
“Heartbreaking,” she told CBS2’s Andrea Grymes. “I’m in denial. When I wake up Sunday morning, I will no longer have this place to come to. I’ve been here 35 years.”