. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL FATHER JOE COMES HOME TO ST LUCY'S ........... More to follow...
HOW CAN I HELP ST. LUCY'S?
1) If you haven't been given one of our pre-printed postcards, get a blank postcard and write the following on it:
Dear Archbishop Myers,
I again humbly request that you reconsider your decision regarding Monsignor Joseph J. Granato, Pastor Emeritus, St. Lucy Church, Newark. I am well aware that a new residing Pastor will be assigned to St. Lucy in the future, and I will welcome him respectfully. I remain hopeful that you will allow Monsignor Granato to reside at the St. Lucy rectory, the only home he has known for the past 54 years. Please give this request your heartfelt compassion and prayerful consideration. God be with you.
Sign your name and address, add a 28 cent stamp and mail to:
Most Reverend John J. Myers Archbishop of Newark 171 Clifton Avenue PO Box 9500 Newark, NJ 07104
2) Tell this story to everyone you can, near and far...anyone who cares about doing what is right in today's world of apathy and deceit. This is no longer just about our beloved Monsignor, our St. Lucy's parish community or even the Archdiocese of Newark. It is about right and wrong and what it means to stand up for the tenets of the Catholic faith. It is simply wrong to 'reward' a
lifetime of service and sacrifice with such injustice and hypocrisy.
3) Contact Pope Benedict XVI and tell him of the travesties occurring here during this The Year Of The Priest. Explain to him the seriousness of this situation and the toll it is taking on the spiritual lives of his people.
Pope Benedict XVI c/o Papal Household 00120 Vatican City State Rome ITALY 39.06.69885863 (fax) email@example.com
Speak up on behalf of not
only Monsignor and our holy Catholic church, but your grandparents and
great-grandparents who put their hearts and souls into the spiritual
oasis that is St. Lucy's.
4) Pray! The very most we can do is the least we can do. Pray fervently and unceasingly, as we have been taught by Monsignor Granato.