Sunday, September 10, 2006

Help Save our church - "write from your heart"

September 7, 2006 - Knights of Lithuania Meet at Our Lady of Vilnius

The Knights of Lithuania met this Sunday in the Our Lady of Vilnius Church Hall after the 11:15 AM Mass. Part of the agenda was devoted to informing the assembled members of the circumstances surrounding the proposed closing of the church: the damage to the roof beams that came to light in 2004, the silence of the Archdiocese regarding the repair of the roof during the 2 intervening years and now, the Cardinal's plan to close the church. Ed Cook urged everyone to write to the Cardinal and to Rev. Msgr. Putrimas, the Lithuanian Bishops' Conference Delegate. He advised to write from the heart and say what the church means to you. Joy reminded everyone to send a copy of all letters to the Rectory of Our Lady of Vilnius. That way there is a record of the correspondence. The addresses are as follow:

Cardinal Edward Egan
1011 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Rev. Msgr. Edmundas Putrimas, P.H.
1 Resurrection Road
Toronto, Ontario M9A5G1

2 comments:

Simoliunas said...

It is important for concerned civic groups to seek historical monument designation for Our Lady of Vilnius Church as the only local monument to Lithuanian immigrants from New York Landmarks Conservancy and US Department of Interior.

Nobody's Wife said...

Aciu. Thanks for reading and responding. One avenue is being followed, and I will investigate the other.