NEW CASTLE – Our Lady of Fatima School was more than a building for the thousands of students who were educated there beginning in 1949. It felt like home, and the students and teachers were family. So when the school closed its doors for the last time on June 6, many members of the family were unable to keep their emotions hidden.
Angelique Lorang was an altar server at the closing Mass. The seventh-grader embraced several friends in the church entrance after the Mass had ended and could not fight back tears as the reality set in.
“I always dreamed of graduating from Fatima,” she said. “Fatima is like a second family to me. It’s another home. All my friends are like brothers and sisters.” Read more »