Faithful East Boston
Parishioners Announce Christmas Day Service for Defunct Church.
(EAST BOSTON, MA)
In East Boston, Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners have not given
up the fight. After the Archdiocese of Boston shuttered the parish
in 2003, faithful parishioners had taken over the church, by
repairing, raising money, and holding weekly prayer communion
services. More recently the Archdiocese had changed the locks and
officially barred parishioners from entering the Church.
Local hotel, Embassy Suites graciously offers the parishioners space
every Sunday for their prayer service. In fact last Saturday the
Embassy hosted a Christmas Party for them.
On Christmas Day the parishioners will gather at 10AM at the Embassy
for one of the Catholic Church's most holy and symbolic events.
Although the building is closed, their spirits are not. The fight
continues as parishioners hope that the Christmas Season brings upon
them a miracle to reopen their beloved Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
The parishioners hope is to persuade the Archdiocese of Boston to
follow other cities where Churches are kept in tact and allowed to
stay as places of worship for special occasions.
For more information on the chronicle of events please click here.
*this notice was corrected to reflect the correct date and time
12/25/2013 10 A.M.
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Lorenzo Grasso 617-750-1134