YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – On Saturday, Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater, Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble and Monsignor Joseph Giandurco of St. Patrick’s Parish welcomed Timothy Cardinal Dolan to Yorktown. They toured St. Patrick’s Old Stone Church which was one of the sites of recent vandalism. In total, Yorktown Police continue to investigate six sites of vandalism including three houess of worship.
“We are not letting what happened here define this community,” Supervisor Slater said. “We are so appreciative of the leadership and partnership of Cardinal Dolan and Monsignor Giandurco. Working with our religious and community leaders, as well as the Yorktown Police Department, we will continue to reject all forms of hate.”
In a video message to the Yorktown community Cardinal Dolan said, “This is so contrary to everything Yorktown stands for. You have a sense of solidarity, helpfulness, outreach that brings people together. You are known for your unity not your divisiveness, you are known for peacefulness not violence.”
Cardinal Dolan led mass at St. Patrick’s Church Saturday evening and Elizabeth Ann Seton on Sunday.