Sunday, November 27, 2011

2574 days of Vigil!


Shuttered Wellesley church’s parishioners take hope from Vatican decisions - The Boston Globe
: "Wrapped in jackets and scarves, 16 St. James the Great parishioners gathered recently on a chilly Sunday, the 2,574th day of their vigil at the long-shuttered Wellesley church, to celebrate Mass.

They took turns doing readings, sang hymns accompanied by a boom box, and received Communion with wafers consecrated by priests they will not name for fear of getting them in trouble with the Archdiocese of Boston, which closed St. James seven years ago and shut off the heat and water last month, citing safety concerns with the boiler.

As temperatures drop and the archdiocese remains resolute that their occupation has to end soon, St. James parishioners have found hope in the Vatican’s recent decision to reverse the deconsecration of three Springfield churches."