On Father’s Day 2001, three members of the New York City Fire Department lost their lives while fighting a warehouse fire in Queens. One of the men was a member of St. Sebastian’s Church in Woodside, Queens.

On this Father’s Day, the 1:15 Mass at St. Sebastian’s was said for the firemen who died that day. It was edifying to see members of the FDNY at Mass, remembering their comrades.