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One thousand days of hope, protest, and prayer

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 23, 2007 07:22 AM

WELLESLEY

Supporters of keeping St. James the Great Church open will soon celebrate their one-thousandth day of staging a sit-in vigil to prevent the archdiocese from locking the church’s doors and selling the property.

This Saturday, the Friends of St. James will hold a celebration marking the vigil, as well as the 60th anniversary of the church itself being was established on the Wellesley/Natick border. Activities will include a lay-led communion at 4 p.m., followed by a barbeque picnic, and celebration of the Feast of St. James holiday.

The church was among many Catholic parishes designated as “suppressed” in October 2004 by the Archidiocese of Boston.

-- Lisa Keen

Read more about parishes in vigil in the online edition of today's Globe City & Region section.

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