Recently, an electronic billboard urged the Bishop of Cleveland to obey Rome, and re-open the churches of thirteen (13) parishes, and to return those parishes to status quo ante 2009. Well, this afternoon that original notice has been put on a paper billboard on West 20th and Lorain, visible to those travelling westward. (the photographer was hassled by a motorcycle cop) The West Side Market bell tower is visible in the background.
Now, the original message on Carnegie's electronic board has two messages. One is a bi-lingual (English, Italian) thank you to the Vatican, with the emblem that is on the Vatican State flag. The other that is far more timely, and for the immediate future welcomes all people to Saint Colman's for this Sunday afternoon (1.30 p.m.) for a Mass of Thanksgiving.
The benefactress, who arranged and paid for these public announcements has been interviewed about the original sign by WTAM 1100 radio. Expect to see the messages for the next four weeks. Radio reporter Collen O'Neill interviewed the parishioner, Elaine Carroll (née Ondrejka), who has valiantly advocated for her parish, Saint Wendelin's, and all parishes of the Cleveland diocese.