St. Patrick Preservation Update
On November 30, 2002, the Plenary Session of the Apostolic Signatura (the
high court of the Vatican) heard the appeals of St. Patrick of Erin, St.
Casimir of Kenosha and St. Joseph of Cudahy. As of December 30, 2002, no
decision has been made regarding our cases. We are still hopeful that in
the end truth and justice will prevail and the doors of St. Patrick’s will
be open once again.
On December 16, 2002, we presented another application to Archbishop
Timothy Dolan requesting Washington County Landmark Status for 147-year
old St. Patrick Church of Erin. In order for the application to proceed it
does need the approval of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
As we begin 2003, all the members of the St. Patrick Preservation Group
would like to thank the residents of Erin Township for their
support—especially financially. We are especially grateful to our Town
Chairman, Dennis Kenealy, and Robert Lang of the Lang Companies for
writing letters to Archbishop Dolan on our behalf. We have been truly
Should you wish to write to Archbishop Dolan regarding the historic and
spiritual impact St. Patrick has had for you, your family and our
community, letters may be sent to:
The Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee, Archdiocese
of Milwaukee, P.O. Box 07913, Milwaukee, WI 53207-0913. You may E-mail him
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax him at: 414/769-3388.
For continued updates on our progress, please visit our web site at:
www.savestpatrick.com or join us the second Tuesday of each month at the
Erin Town Hall at 7 p.m. Membership in the St. Patrick Preservation Fund,
Inc. is reasonably priced at $5.00/Single and $10.00/Family. Please
contact Nancy Henke for details.