From MPS head Mauro DePasquale:
Why the apparent need to close or merge so many Catholic Churches? It has been reported that perhaps billions of dollars are needed to address legal settlements for pedophile cases. However, there are also stories like the following. Could this be, in part, why there may be pressure to close and merge churches?
Why merge Our Lady of Mount Carmel with a Parish that has over $600,000 in debt?
An EXAMPLE of MISMANAGEMENT…
January 11 posted:
OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, WAS UNJUSTLY CLOSED BY THE CHURCH LEADERSHIP ON MAY 1ST, 2016
The church was neglected by the Diocese of Worcester who had a fiduciary responsibility to assure its maintenance, knowing that viable solutions to repair and sustain it are available and at hand.
It is scheduled for demolition in May, 2017.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is a community anchor, an iconic, irreplaceable, historically significant cultural center, as well as a centerpiece for Worcester’s large Italian American population.
It was also awarded the distinction as one of the top seven historic resources in Massachusetts.
The Mount Carmel Preservation Society is working diligently to save Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. It is unjust to see this historical treasure demolished unnecessarily.
Do you read the same old arrogance from opposition or the misinformation that is reported without any real investigative reporting?
Although Mount Carmel is a significant architectural and irreplaceable sacred space, and also one of the top 7 most endangered historical resources in Massachusetts, parishioners are fighting for justice. If love of a building were the simple case, why have any church buildings at all here or at the Vatican?
MPS BOARD WORKING MEETING TBA asap.
Thank you and God Bless.