Williamsbridge church welcomes new pastor

John Aurilia, 75, is the newest pastor at the Immaculate Conception Church.

John Aurelia, 75, is the newest pastor at the Immaculate Conception Church.

John Aurelia, 75, is the newest pastor at the Immaculate Conception Church. (10/4/15)

THE BRONX - There is a new pastor at a well-known church in Williamsbridge.

John Aurilia, 75, is the newest pastor at the Immaculate Conception Church.

Aurilia says he wants to foster a sense of community for everyone.

"I want to build that kind of belonging to God and to one another," he says.

The Immaculate Conception parish serves more than 800 families. Pastor Aurilia says that he is excited to help continue filling pews and wants residents to know that they are always welcome to talk with him.

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