We, the Sisters of Charity of New York, extend our heartfelt prayers and support to all children, parents, teachers, school and church staff/administrators, and all members of the Archdiocese of New York as we process the devastating news that twenty Catholic Schools will be unable to open their doors again. We share the shock, disbelief, and pain felt throughout the archdiocese and beyond. Our Sisters, many of whom taught or still volunteer in the affected schools, are deeply saddened by the news. We understand the great difficulties and hardships that forced the school closures, but that does not ease the tremendous sadness felt by so many.
We pray God will guide and bless the families, teachers, school support staff, and, most importantly, the children of the twenty schools.