Saturday, August 28, 2004

From the Catholic Encyclopedia

St Jeremiah:

Jeremiah's Lamentations were sung over the ruins of the temple destroyed by the sins of the nation.

He is one of the figures before Christ who have been elevated to the altars of the Church as they prepared the way of the Lord. He also suffered martyrdom. The Feast of St Jeremiah is May 1st.

In more recent times, there are many fine musical settings of the Lamentations which used to be sung during Holy Week, and still are at the Churches using the Latin Mass.

In 2001

The parishioners of St. Jeremiah's Church, Framingham raised 400,000 dollars for the Archdiocese of Boston in their Promise for Tomorrow campaign.

In 2004, the Archdiocese wants to close their Church.

The Parishioners want their money back- and their Church to be kept open.

As it said in the promotion for Promise for Tomorrow.

"Parishes ($50 million) Each parish will have the opportunity to localize the campaign and to raise funds to address its unique needs, from capital improvements to program support."

If the Archdiocese raised 200 million dollars, where has it all gone?

Flashback April

Pastors, staff learn reconfiguration details

"The number one message you will receive today is that you will have a lot of support if you are designated for closing"

Support?? Does anyone need her kindness?