Statement from the Archdiocese of Toronto
re: Fire at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, Brampton
May 29, 2012 - At approximately 3:45 a.m. the morning of May 29, 2012, suspicious activity prompted a fire at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Brampton (8530 Chinguacousy Road).
The church sprinkler system and fire crews prevented further damage to the building. No one was inside the church at the time of the fire.
Local fire and police officials are investigating. It appears the blaze was deliberately set.
The church has suffered damage significant enough that it will remain closed for at least one week. In the interim period, parishioners are encouraged to attend or contact other Catholic churches in the area for pastoral care, including:
|St. Leonard's Parish
187 Conestoga Drive
Phone: (905) 846-5385
|St. Eugene de Mazenod Mission
1252 Steeles Ave. West
Phone: (905) 451-1422
|St. Mary's Parish
66A Main St. South
Phone: (905) 451-2300
|St. Anne’s Parish
115 Vodden Street East
Phone: (905) 453-1303
We will provide additional information as it becomes available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Neil MacCarthy – Director, Public Relations & Communications, Archdiocese of Toronto
Phone (416) 934-3400 x 552 Cell: (416) 879-2846