St. James Parishioners Plan to Pursue Another Appeal
Suzanne Hurley, spokeswoman for the St. James The Great parishioners group, told Boston.com they won’t give up.
Though the Vatican has denied an appeal of Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley’s decision to relegate several closed area churches for non-religious use, St. James The Great parishioners are not ready to give up the fight.
Suzanne Hurley, spokeswoman for vigilers at St. James The Great, told Boston.com yesterday that the St. James parishioner group intends to file another appeal.
“The vigil is ongoing, and we are planning to pursue an appeal,” she said to Boston.com. St. James' parishioner group will be one of five area church vigil groups seeking fruther appeal, according to the story.
The town struck a tentative deal with the Archdiocese of Boston to buy the property, located at 900 Worcester St., for about $3.8 million April 2. The sale, however, will not be final until the appeals process is exhausted, according to archdiocese spokesman Terrence C. Donilon in Boston.com. Wellesley will seek Special Town Meeting approval to buy the property June 13.
Last night, according to Twitter and other reports, the School Committee was the latest town faction to sign off on the potential sale of the church property.