|Former members & friends pose after|
|ICC members gathered for prayer|
Former parishioners and friends of Wellsville’s Immaculate Conception Church gathered Saturday afternoon to commemorate the first year anniversary of the closing of the church. The prayer service took place near the church at 11th & Main.
It was one year ago that Youngstown Diocese Bishop George Murry co-celebrated the last Mass said in Wellsville. Since then a group of the former parishioners calling themselves the Committee to Save the Immaculate Conception Church have appealed the Bishop’s decision to close and lock the doors of the much beloved church. That appeal now rests on a decision from the Catholic Congregation of Clergy at the Vatican in Rome. In the meantime committee members continue to hold regular meeting to update the Wellsville faithful. Meetings will resume in September when the Vatican officials return from their summer vacations.
A weekly prayer service is held every Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM. Since they are locked out of their own church the services are held at the First United Methodist Church at 501 Main Street in Wellsville. The public is invited.