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Bishop Lennon meets with parishioners of closed parish

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You may have missed this on Friday. Friday afternoon, John Juhasz and his wife spent one hour talking with Bishop Richard Lennon at the Cleveland Diocese. They asked for three requests. In addition to re-opening their church, parishioners asked for their Priest to be reinstated and they asked the Bishop to host a "Mass of reconciliation."

 

The Bishop did not make any decisions but promised to write a letter in response to their meeting. The Bishop did not give a time line but said he would respond in the coming weeks.

St. Emeric was the last church the Diocese planned to close as part of its downsizing effort. Church members say the parish is financially healthy. They can't understand the need to close.

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- Cyrilla F. Zarek
Chicago

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