A few years ago the US Census called The Bronx the most diverse county in the United States where if you take two people at random, there’s an over 80% chance they each speak a language other than English.
At St Lucy’s Church in Allerton this certainly seems to be the case as they offer mass in Albanian, English, Spanish, Creole, and Italian.
I remember attending Our Lady of Pity in Melrose in the 80s and we had mass in three languages and I thought that was a lot but St Lucy’s is simply fascinating and a testament to the great diversity of our borough and how people coexist.
“We’ve had no complaints,” he noted, adding that parishioners are able to understand the clergymen’s words, even when the priests are speaking in a language that is not their first.
Which languages are spoken in your house of worship?
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