Westchester County Executive George Latimer marks a day of prayer for Ukraine
Following the current overseas crisis, Westchester County Executive George Latimer declared Sunday, February 27 a day of prayer for Ukraine in Westchester County. He celebrated Mass with the Ukrainian community of Yonkers at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Latimer said, “We are here in a human capacity. We see humanity here in the Ukrainian community of Yonkers, Westchester County, and by extension, the world. We all pray for justice in Ukraine. We will continue to pray for peace in Eastern Europe and around the world.
Father Kiril Angelov, pastor of St. Michael Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church said, “Being together here at St. Michael Archangel shows that we are praying together. I am convinced that prayer will win. We would like to thank the department executive and all our elected officials for being by our side during this difficult time. Let’s continue to pray for Ukraine.
St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church has been in the Yonkers community since 1899 and serves over 400 families in their parish.
According to the latest census data, 1,767 Westchester residents were born in Ukraine and 6,393 Westchester residents were of Ukrainian ancestry. The municipalities with the largest populations reporting Ukrainian ancestry were Yonkers and Greenburgh, with 1,745 reporting Ukrainian ancestry in Yonkers and 793 in Greenburgh.