Power to the parishioners!

To The Editor:
Re “Fight to save church goes to state’s highest court” (news article, Nov. 17):

Parishioners paid for Our Lady of Vilnius Church itself and its maintenance over the years. The church belongs to them first and foremost. If they can maintain the church with their contributions they should get to keep their church.

Far too many churches have been closed so that the Catholic Archdiocese can make real estate deals that do not favor parishioners — who pay the bills, built the churches and want their parish churches to stay open and viable.
Barbara Paolucci