|St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc, WI|
Somehow the St. Patrick’s Day parade got away from me this year. Perhaps it was because in past years an evening Mass was held at St. Boniface Church and then the priests, in bishops’ attire, joined the parade festivities. It was fun — religious and jubilant.From 2012: Latin Mass attracts faithful to Manitowoc (offered by ICKSP from Green Bay)
I applaud that as a Manitowoc community will save a 1939 armory skating building. I do not applaud that as a Catholic Manitowoc community we will allow the desecration of St. Boniface, our mother church of 1853. St. Boniface needs to be open to Catholic masses and services, not made into apartments and office space. How was this decision reached with no input from the parishioners of St. Francis parish?
I urge you to write Bishop David Ricken regarding the destruction of our heritage of Catholic faith here in Manitowoc. If services were held at St. Boniface Church the people would come. I quote Matthew 19:26: “With God, all things are possible.”
Simply put, save St. Bonfiace Church.
The same paper gave a somewhat glowing story recently of the 'fantastic marriage' of the closure: St. Boniface inspires transfer