Wednesday, May 06, 2009

St. James in Lakewood

Things are still swirling for St. James. Although the appeal to the Bishop was denied there is a group of people who are assembling the necessary documentation to prepare an appeal to the higher level of the Catholic Church. When that will be done, my guess within the next few days.

With the Bishop's reversal of St. Colman's and St. Ignatius of Antioch's decision has certainly changed some peoples thinking about St. James remaining open.

The theory is that those two churches were in tougher shape than St. James and St. James provided a much faster debt retirement and facility upgrade plan. But, we will keep plugging away.

The City of Lakewood is joining the fray in introducing legislation creating a Civic Landmark Designation. How, this is going to play out, I am not sure. I was going to check with Mayor FitzGerald and Ward 1 Councilman Kevin Butler regarding their thoughts on this matter.

I think by Memorial Day, we shall have a better picture.

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