On Sunday, June 13, the Rev. Angelo Micciulla, a former parochial vicar at Warwick’s RC Church of St. Stephen the First Martyr and now pastor of Holy Family Parish in Staten Island, returned to join a formation of motorcycle enthusiasts, led by Warwick Police, on a 40-mile ride through local country roads.
It was the ninth annual motorcycle blessing, a tradition initiated by Micciulla when he served at St. Stephen’s, and he appeared to be in good spirits and happy to join St. Stephen pastor, the Rev. Jack Arlotta, in blessing the motorcycles and joining his fellow bikers on the ride.
What most people at that event did not know was that in February of this year, Micciulla had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). And he is in desperate need of a kidney transplant to save his life.
Donors should have Type O blood and be under age 70 and in good health without a history of chronic illness, high blood pressure, heart disease and drug or alcohol abuse.
For additional information or to become a donor, local area including Hudson Valley residents should contact Lisa Kevins at (845) 544-6844 or email: email@example.com
For those living closer to Holy Family Parish in Staten Island, contact Lisa Russo at (718) 761-6663 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Roger Gavan