2016-09-14 / Features

Trinity Lutheran Holds Special 9/11 Mass


(L. to r.) Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor Paul B. Milholland, NYPD officers Sean Marchia-Duckworth, Yuna Lee and Jean- Louis Amedee from the 114th Precinct and the youngsters of the Boys and Girls Scouts bow their heads in prayer at special 9/11 mass in memory of the 15th anniversary of the attacks. 
Photos Jason D. Antos (L. to r.) Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor Paul B. Milholland, NYPD officers Sean Marchia-Duckworth, Yuna Lee and Jean- Louis Amedee from the 114th Precinct and the youngsters of the Boys and Girls Scouts bow their heads in prayer at special 9/11 mass in memory of the 15th anniversary of the attacks. Photos Jason D. Antos Trinity Lutheran Church in Astoria held a special September 11th Mass in memory of the almost 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks on our country 15 years ago.

NYPD officers Sean Marchia-Duckworth, Yuna Lee and Jean-Louis Amedee from the 114th Precinct came to meet the congregation and also answer questions from youngsters representing the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.

Pastor Paul encouraged the youngsters to ask questions, and they asked, “Why did you want to become a police officer? Is it hard work? Do you enjoy what you do?”

The officers representing the 114th Pct. said that they wanted to become part of the NYPD to help people and keep the community safe.


FDNY Chief Matthew Egan from Astoria’s Battalion 49 and Pastor Paul B. Milholland in prayer. FDNY Chief Matthew Egan from Astoria’s Battalion 49 and Pastor Paul B. Milholland in prayer. The next guest at the special mass was FDNY Chief Matthew Egan from Astoria’s Battalion 49, who entertained similar questions from the congregation and scouts and educated everyone on the hard work and sacrifices the NYPD and FDNY make on a daily basis.

Both interviews ended with a special moment of prayer.—Jason D. Antos



FDNY Chief Matthew Egan from Astoria’s Battalion 49 as the special service at Trinity Lutheran concluded. FDNY Chief Matthew Egan from Astoria’s Battalion 49 as the special service at Trinity Lutheran concluded.

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