Melrose, Freeport students learn good things can come from tragedy

By Kristi Anderson The Visitor Sacred Heart School in Freeport invited students and staff from St. Mary’s School in Melrose to pray, share a meal and get to know one another March 18, just one week after their church suffered a devastating fire. In the hours and days following the fire at St. Mary’s March…

In wake of Melrose church fire, St. Mary School feels community’s support

Kristi Anderson The Visitor When students returned to St. Mary’s School in Melrose on Monday, March 14, they were abuzz with stories and questions about the fire that damaged St. Mary’s Church March 11. “The kids have lots of questions,” said Robert Doyle, the school’s principal. “We can listen and hear their stories but we…

Melrose-area community comes together in wake of St. Mary Church fire

The Visitor On the morning after St. Mary Church in Melrose suffered a devastating fire, small groups of people gathered around the building to survey the damage, take photos with their cell phones, and offer comfort to one another. Some, like parishioner Bob Leukam, had gathered there the night before, too, when fire departments from…