Church Closing: Montserrate Parishioners Respond

Not sure if you folks have seen this. We posted about church closing a few weeks ago. We just got this today:

PRESS ADVISORY

What:
Hundreds of Montserrate parishioners, friends,
& supporters will have a religious
procession to Bishop DiMarzio’s home to seek
dialogue over Monserrate church closing.

When:

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Time:

6pm

Where:

Our lady Montserrate

Roman Catholic Church

134 Vernon Avenue

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Subject:
This Monday hundreds of Our Lady of Montserrate Roman Catholic Church parishioners, friends, and supporters will have a religious procession to Bishop DiMarzio home. Bishop DiMarzio is the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church of Brooklyn and Queens diocese. The flock seeks dialogue about the Bishop’s decision to close the Church by January 31st, 2011. The New York Times, New York Post, Daily News, El Diario and the Brooklyn paper all recently wrote articles bringing up the possible political reasons for the closure not the statement given by the Diocese.

Juan Ramos a parishioner of Montserrate Church said,

“We have learned that to be heard we must always work harder. Our work is honest and we want a dialogue, we want to be heard as members of the church.”

Hundreds of people will gather in prayer in front of Montserrate before embarking in their quest to the home of Bishop DiMarizo in Clinton Hill Brooklyn.

Recent Press Clips:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/nyregion/16diocese.html

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/lightning_pastor_church_goers_say_1dgHUq6Z3ApNh8DaBmfLzN

Spanish Article:
http://www.impre.com/eldiariony/opinion/2010/12/14/solo-pedimos-que-nos-escuchen-228041-1.html#commentsBlock

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