There was an attempted break in at the parish of the Holy Child Jesus church in Richmond Hill, where Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros is pastor, on August 10.
The suspect tried breaking into the rectory until an alarm went off, causing the suspect to flee. The church is in the process of raising funds for better security measures, like cameras.
This is a sad situation where there are those seeking to break into houses of worship.
In May, I ran a security meeting with help from the NYPD and parish members of St. Anastasia. We discussed ways to better secure the parish and its members from harm. We came up with some plans, which we put into motion.
It’s a shame we need to better secure our houses of worship from the criminal element.
Glen Oaks Village