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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana with linked PDF attachments "
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Name: Aloma Lykes
City: New Orleans
St. Frances Cabrini Church 5500 Paris Avenue New Orleans, LA 70122
Comments: As a resident of the neighborhood and member of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, I still hope for a positive solution for all groups involved. At an early meeting with the Archdiocese, we were assured that Holy Cross wanted a Church so the boys would not have to worship in a Gym. Cabrini Church is not just a beautiful building, but a wonderful anchor to our neighborhood. It hosted many activities both church affiliated and secular. The cultural diversity of the parish made it unique not just to New Orleans but to the US. In what is usually the most segregated hour on Sunday morning, Cabrini stood apart in celebrating our diversity as we worshipped the Eucharist. I don't know if anyone can understand the significance of that in a little note on a FEMA website, but it was like a miracle to me.