Church officials: Rectory at St. Michael’s Church in Palisades Park ablaze, pastor hospitalized

| March 10, 2012

The pastor of a Catholic parish in Palisades Park was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after suffering burns from a fire at the church rectory, church officials said this morning.
Rev. James Reilly, a long-time pastor at St. Michael's Church in Palisades Park is currently hospitalized following an overnight fire in the rectory.

The Rev. James Reilly, a long-time pastor at St. Michael's Church on East Central Boulevard was asleep when the fire broke out in his room around 1 a.m. this morning, said Rev. Steven Connor, dean over the parish.

He said Reilly, who is in his early 70s and has health issues, lives at the rectory next door with two other adjunct priests. One of the priests was awoken by the fire alarm and ran to Reilly's door to get him out.

 

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