Sunday, April 22, 2012

The 13th parish will appeal

The parishioners of the Cleveland Diocese expected thirteen successful appeals. Word from Bishop Lennon mentions only twelve.

"Too many questions were unanswered by the Diocese", says parish leader Patricia Gronick. The sense of shock was great. The parishioners were expecting happy news, and it was denied them. Of course, it is fully within the power of the Bishop of Cleveland to re-open the parish and church; as well as any additional ones still suppressed.

St. Margaret Mary, South Euclid, has contacted the papal nuncio in the nation's capital, and the Prefects of the Congregation for the Clergy, and the Apostolic Signatura in the Eternal City. The parishioners will be having a prayer service and information session on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7.00 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church (4217 Bluestone Road, South Euclid, Ohio). All past members of the church, future members and interested parties are welcome to attend.
addendum: On 8 January 2012, the Diocese released this statement about the parish:

Parish: St. Margaret Mary Parish, South Euclid

Status: Since the time of the closing, the parish’s cash and religious items are being held in custody. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (South Euclid) is responsible for the incidental operations and maintenance issues at the closed facilities, with assistance being provided by the Diocese. The closing of the parish is under appeal to the Vatican. No disposition or other activities will occur until the appeal has been completely addressed by the Vatican.
also St. Martha was under appeal. click here. So it was 14 appealing parishes!

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