St. Philip Neri fire

Rescuing The Blessed Sacrament

St. Philip Neri fire Westport NY 1980

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Saturday September 30, 2017 All Day
Annually on September 30

September 30, 1980 St. Philip Neri church of Westport NY was destroyed by fire.  Firefighter James Carpenter entered the blazing building to retrieve the Blessed Sacrament.   He brought the chalice and Hosts wrapped in a white cloth to the pastor Rev. Bermard Denoyers.   Eight firemen were hurt  battling the blaze.

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