October 3, 2007

Dear Friends of Saint Peter Lithuanian Parish-

The fact that the last update I wrote was almost two years ago is indicative of the reality that fortunately there has been nothing of significance to report in connection with the threat to our Parish. We are pleased that this is the case.

I write today to inform you of some of the activities the FOSP Board has conducted on behalf of the membership. During last year’s annual meeting, a discussion about the condition and future of the Hill of Crosses was held. At the conclusion of the spirited exchange of ideas, it was overwhelmingly voted to maintain the Hill of Crosses. It was also decided to try to improve the general appearance of the Hill.

A group of volunteers including Algis Adomkaitis, Alis Austras, Gediminas Margaitis, Vincas Snipas, Helen Suprin and Gloria Adomkaitis, gathered on a rather mild December morning and worked for about 5 hours reconstructing the Hill. After the demolition and reconstruction was completed, 7 spruces were planted in beautiful wooden planters that were enhanced by wooden crosses constructed by Vincas Snipas. The changes were welcomed and well received by parishioners. Please see the website for photos of changes. (

The FOSP also decided to fund the construction of a new sign for the Church to replace the tired and worn sign that had been mounted approximately 25 years ago. The sign bears the replica of a traditional Lithuanian cross and was made of composite materials to ensure low maintenance and good appearance for many years. The FOSP are optimistic that the sign will serve well for many years to come. Please see photos of the sign on the website. The Knights of Lithuania, Council 17, contributed the funds for sign installation.

We are grateful that there has not been any archdiocesan action planning further parish closings. We remain vigilant. We are happy being able to enjoy services in our beautiful church.

If you have not been to Saint Peter Lithuanian Church lately, make time to come and visit. Until our next opportunity to visit, I am,

Sincerely yours,

Gloria Adomkaitis
President, FOSP Board of Directors