The parish community of St. John the Baptist Church in Nanticoke, PA suffered a tragic fire this past Sunday, March 4, 2012. Firefighters say the blaze broke out in the parish rectory around 11am on Sunday morning while the parish was only a few yards away in the church building celebrating the Divine Liturgy.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
The pastor of St. John’s, Fr. Adam Sexton (STOTS 2008) with his wife Angela and their eight children, have been forced to relocate to a hotel while they wait for other temporary living arrangements to be made.
St. Tikhon’s Seminary will be receiving donations on behalf of the Sexton family while they endure this difficult time of transition. If you are able to assist in any way please mail your donations to the seminary with the notation “Sexton Relief Fund.”
It is during times such as these when the love and support of the faithful are most needed. Please lend what resources you are able as we attempt to help them during this difficult time.
May the mercies of God be with them and their parish while they begin the slow rebuilding process.