Sacred Heart /st. Johnís Parishioners Outraged at How Their Churchís Closing Is Being Handled

By Robert Olsen
Citizens Voice

August 27, 2008

WILKES-BARRE ó Disappointment, anger and sadness filled the hearts and minds of Sacred Heart/St. Johnís parishioners at they exited St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Tuesday night following a parish meeting to discuss the closing of their church.

The meeting, which was closed to the press, was supposed to further address the reasons why the Scranton Diocese made a preliminary recommendation to consolidate the church with St. Stanislaus Kostka. Church officials also were instructed not to comment afterwards.

Sacred Heart/St. Johnís parishioners, however, were still outraged at how the closing was being handled. Some questioned the rationale behind closing a larger church with many amenities such as handicap-access and safe, accessible parking to keep open a smaller church that doesnít even provide a restroom.


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