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Little Ferry Church Reopens


Rep. Bill Pascrell and Bergen County Freeholders Steven Tanelli, Maura DeNicola and Joan Voss joined Valerie Raguseo, Little Ferry’s first lady, Mayor Mauro Raguseo, County Executive Kathleen Donovan and Assemblywoman Marlene Caride at the Mass.

On Sunday, Aug. 4, St. Margaret of Cortona Church in Little Ferry welcomed parishioners for the first time since suffering damage from Hurricane Sandy for a noon rededication Mass. The church, located at 31 Chamberlain Ave., had significant flooding, which damaged the pews and destroyed the floor, part of the walls and the organ. It took nine months and hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs to complete the work on the church. During the renovations, Mass was celebrated in the gymnasium. The parish center, along with the rectory, also underwent severe damage.

The Rev. John Flesy, regional bishop for Bergen County, joined Pastor Kevin Carter for the rededication, which included anointing the altar and walls with oil. Carter, who was not the church’s pastor during Hurricane Sandy and joined the parish last February, was officially installed during the Mass.

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