Roman Catholic Women Priests and Women’s Ordination Conference Saddened By Brutal Attack

Followers and friends of this blog have been asking how to contribute to a fund for Rev. Alexandra Dyer, victim of a brutal caustic liquid attack. Please see below and click on GO FUND ME to contribute to this account.
We thank RCWP-USA and WOC and Rev. Susan Schessler for setting up this account.
May God bless you for your kindness and generosity.
Rev. Dr. Judith Lee, RCWPDSCF0563
Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP) and Women’s Ordination Confernece (WOC) are deeply saddened by the violent attack that Alexandra Dyer, one of our women priests in New York City, experienced when leaving work onWednesday evening.  As she was getting in her car, a man approached Alexandra and threw a caustic substance in her face resulting in severe burns.  
At this time, there is no evidence that Alexandra was targeted as a result of her being a Roman Catholic priest.  Regardless of the reason for the attack, we are saddened that anyone would so violently attack another person in this manner.  
Alexandra is currently hospitalized and will have a long and difficult recovery.  We ask for your prayers for Alexandra and all those who will be walking with her on her long road of recovery.  
A friend has set up a Go Fund Me account for her to assist with any recovery costs.  We know she will appreciate any gesture of support during this difficult time.  

 The Account was set up by Rev. Susan Schessler of RCWP-USA-East,. Rev. Alexandra and I are are members of this RCWP-USA Region.  . Our Bishop is Andrea Johnson and our Administrator is Rev.Pat Shannon Jones.

All donations are most gratefully accepted on behalf of Rev. Alexandra.

Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP) is an international movement within the Roman Catholic Church which works to build a new model of ordained ministry in a renewed Roman Catholic Church. For more
Women’s Ordination Confernece (WOC), founded in 1975, is the oldest and largest national organization working to ordain women as priests, deacons and bishops int an inclusive and accountable ROman Catholic Church.  For more
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Erin Saiz Hanna
Co-Executive Director

 This is an article from the Queens Chronicle today (8/24/15)

Police seek man behind Sunnyside acid attack

Victim is St. Albans womanpriest, ex-QHS leader

Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 12:49 pm | Updated: 1:07 pm, Mon Aug 24, 2015.

After a 59-year-old woman suffered third-degree burns Wednesday evening when a man tossed an acid-like liquid in her face in Sunnyside, police are searching for the suspect.

The attack took place at 5:20 p.m. outside of 33-02 Skillman Ave., near the intersection of 34th Street and 43rd Avenue, police said.

The victim, who media reports said is Alexandra Dyer, was getting into her car when a male called out to her from behind. When she turned around, the NYPD said, he splashed an “unknown substance” into her face.

The suspect is described as an adult African-American male standing around 5 feet, 8 inches tall with black hair. He is believed to be around 30 years old and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and white sneakers.

FDNY officials said Thursday that the substance was believed to be a caustic acid-like mixture and that the victim was transported to the Burn Center at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.

Dyer, a St. Albans resident, real estate broker and ordained priest with the group Roman Catholic Womenpriests, recently was also the executive director of the Queens Historical Society. She was appointed in January but had left the position around a month ago, according to officials at the historical society.

Calls made to Dyer’s home Monday were not immediately successful. Dyer is also the executive director of the Healing Arts Initiative, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at the address of Wednesday’s attack.

An employee at Healing Arts said Thursday that staff are declining to comment on the situation.

Claudia, of C & J Picture Frames, next door to the organization, said she was “shocked” to hear of the incident.

“Usually it’s very quiet and peaceful,” Claudia, who did not give her last name, said of the neighborhood, adding that there’s always cars parked but it’s “a safe stretch.”

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Rev. Alexandra is on the right in this picture taken two weeks before the attack. (With Rev. Eda Lorello and Rev. Judy Lee.

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