Mater Dolorosa hosts 6th annual Christmas Party


BE FINISHED WITHIN 12 MONTHS. IN SOUTHWICK, RACHEL FAZIO 22NEWS. FRIENDS OF MATER DOLOROSA GATHERED FOR THE CHURCH’S 6TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY AT COLLEGIAN COURT RESTAURANT IN CHICOPEE. 22NEWS REPORTER TASHANEA WHITLOW JOINS US LIVE FROM CHICOPEE WITH DETAILS ABOUT HOW REMAIN HOPEFUL. IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE THE CHURCH IN HOLYOKE CLOSED, BUT ITS FAITHFUL PARISHIONERS ARE PRAYING FOR A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE COLLEGIAN COURT RESTAURANT IN CHICOPEE. FOR THE CHURCH’S 6TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY. THE SPRINGFIELD DIOCESE CLOSED THE CHURCH CITING DEBT AND DECLINING MEMBERSHIP. BUT THESE FAITHFUL PARISHIONERS CONTINUE TO FIGHT, AND HONOR THE CHURCH’S NAME. PARISHIONERS TOLD 22NEWS, SINCE THE CHURCH HASN’T BEEN SOLD YET, THEY REMAIN HOPEFUL THAT THEIR CHURCH WILL REOPEN. AND THE PROBLEM IS FROM THEIR POINT OF VIEW IS THAT, THEY CONTINUE TO PAY TAXES AND WE THINK THAT’S WRONG BECAUSE ALL THESE PEOPLE, PLUS ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO COME BACK TO THE CHURCH. ANOP TOLD 22NEWS, THEY HAVE MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES MEMBERS WILLING TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH. IN 2011, THE DIOCESE DECIDED TO MERGE MATER DOLOROSA WITH THE HOLY CROSS CHURCH. ANOP TOLD 22NEWS, SOME PARISHIONERS REFUSE TO WORSORSHIP AT HOLY CROSS AND H.AVE NOT BEEN TO CHURCH, SINCE MATER DOLOROSA CLOSED NEARLY 6YRS AGO

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