Friday, July 29, 2011

Last Mass At ICC - Maybe, Maybe Not

Saturday – July 23: With his emissary Peter and his entourage of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus the Most Reverend Bishop George Murry, Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, traveled to Wellsville last Saturday afternoon to co-celebrate the last Mass being offered in the 84 year old Immaculate Conception Church. This time reporters and cameras were permitted to be inside the building. The church was dedicated in 1927. The Catholic presence in Wellsville dates back to 1835.

In delivering his homily Bishop Murry said he hope that all could “live each day with Christian joy”. He concluded by saying he was sorry for decisions he was forced to make in the closing the much loved parish.

We couldn't help but think of one other Biblical quote that we thought was apropos concerning this situation: “Father forgive them. They know not what they do...”

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