Parish Decisions Caused Cancelation of Closing Mass
For Immediate Release
The Reverend Sandor Siklodi, Administrator of St. Emeric parish at 1890 West 22nd Street in Cleveland, the parish leaders, and members, have informed The Most Reverend Richard Lennon, Bishop of Cleveland, that they would not be participating in the scheduled closing Mass for the parish on Wednesday, June 30, 2010; nor would the parishioners be available for the usual liturgical ministries.
As a result of this notification, it does not seem appropriate that a closing Mass be celebrated in such a manner, thus there will be no closing Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard Lennon on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at the previously announced time.
St. Emeric parishioners who desire to worship and receive the sacraments in the Hungarian language are encouraged to do so at St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish at 9016 Buckeye Road in Cleveland. Mass in the Hungarian language is celebrated there each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. They also may participate as parishioners in the parish wherein they presently reside, or may attend Mass and receive the sacraments at any parish in the Diocese.
EDITOR'S NOTE: WHAT WE NOW NEED TO DO IS CUT THE CASH FLOW...STEP UP TO THE PLATE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE LORD....WE NEED TO FOLLOW UP OUR WORDS WITH ACTIONS!!
It is with a sense of great dismay and disappointment that we have learned that Saint Peter Parish is now in formal schism as a result of establishing a renegade parish as a means of protest against Bishop Richard Lennon's closure of their parish on Easter Sunday.