Queen of Martyrs

The TOR friars at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Sarasota, Florida, honored, for the first time, the Manatee County First Responders at the 10 o’clock Sunday Mass on September 11, 2016.  About thirty Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, Sheriff’s Department and local Police were in attendance. They received a standing ovation at the end of Fr. Jim Gigliotti's homily honoring them for fulfilling the vocation as ministers to the community. After Mass, they and the parishioners were treated to refreshments in Fr. Flynn Hall. It was a moving way to celebrate and remember those who died on this most horrible day in 2001.  Father Joe Connolly, T.O.R. is pastor and Father Jim Gigliotti serves as parochial vicar.