A Chapel that never closes
June 17, 2021
The city that never sleeps is getting a chapel that never closes. Among the hustle and bustle, Manhattan will soon have its first 24-hour adoration chapel, a sanctuary for people day and night – at a time when New York City needs it the most.
Fr. Boniface Endorf, O.P., pastor of Saint Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village has decided to propose Christ to the city of New York. According to his vision, the chapel will be a place of encounter, prayer, and peace.
Fr. Boniface told NetNY, “Violence, crime, disorder are much higher down here in Greenwich Village than they were before and so what I see going on with all the crime is the great woundedness of our culture today and the great need for God and His grace.”
Net NY reported, “With the support of Cardinal Dolan and the Archdiocese of New York, St. Joseph’s Church raised $600,000 for the chapel. Colin Nykaza, the director for young adult outreach for the New York Archdiocese says the chapel, though only big enough to fit about 25 people at a time, will have the power to draw in the masses and end the chaos on the city’s streets.”