Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2003 St. Michael Church Closes -Sept.14

New Vienna's St. Michael Catholic Church celebrated a final closing Mass on Sunday, September 14, 2003.  The parishioners voted to have the building demolished in order to preserve the memory of the building in a sacred and good condition.  The Archdiocese, owner of the property, then sold the lot at the corner of Nordyke Road and Second Ave.  The Catholic Telegraph, in which this article appeared, is the monthly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Transcription follows.
2003 St. Michael's Catholic Church closes -Sep.14
Clipping from The Catholic Telegraph - September 26, 2003 p.13
Captioned on left: Parishioners file into St. Michael Church in New Vienna for the Sept. 14 liturgy.  Captioned on right: Above, the final parish Mass in St. Michael Church in New Vienna. At left, parishioners hold hands during the singing of the  "Our Father."  CT photos by Tony Tribble.

St. Michael, New Vienna, closes Sept. 14

ST. MARTIN DEANERY –– On Sept. 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk celebrated the closing Mass at St. Michael Church, New Vienna.  During his homily he said:

"As we worship together to mark the closing of this parish that has been so dear to so many, God invites us to remember that sorrow and suffering are never the last words.  God always has something better in store for us.

When the church invites us to celebrate the triumph of the cross of Christ she also invites us to look forward to the triumph of all the crosses of those who follow him."

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