Monday, February 05, 2007

"Lithuanian bishops pledge to work to keep American ethnic parishes open"

Encouraging words from a Catholic Online story by Ruta Tumenaite and Regina Linskey. A quote specific to Our Lady of Vilnius from this piece:

"They expressed concern over the future of Our Lady of Vilnius Church in New York City and other Lithuanian-American churches in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Joseph Zwilling, director of communications for the Archdiocese of New York, told Catholic News Service Jan. 30 that Our Lady of Vilnius Church in New York City was closing because of "the physical condition of the church," decrease in attendance and decrease in the church's services.

However, Father Eugene Sawicki, pastor of the church, said the parish is active and has minimal structural damage, but that the archdiocese wants to sell the property for money."

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