Friends of Saint Peter Lithuanian Parish – Update # 14
December 8, 2004

Dear Friends,

Things have been quiet since our last update and there is nothing new to report. The Hill of Crosses makes a powerful statement and is standing undisturbed. Some local residents have added their own crosses to the Hill. If you have not yet placed your cross on our Hill, please plan to do so. It is a wonderful way to remember loved ones or to symbolize a special intention for which you might be praying.

The Boston Globe gave us coverage on the day that the Hill of Crosses was erected. The reporter took the press packet that was distributed and obviously read it. Based on the information in the packet and the Hill of Cross symbol of resistance, the Globe is doing a follow-up article on the Parish and the Lithuanian community in Boston, which calls St. Peter Lithuanian Parish its own. They are interviewing parishioners on Wednesday, December 8th and will send a camera crew to the 10:30 a.m. mass on Sunday, December 12th to get pictures for the article. The article will be published on Sunday, December 19th in the Lifestyles pages.
It would be great to have the church filled on Sunday, the 12th so that the pictures would reflect a vibrant community. Please try to come to church on the 12th. Spread the word. Bring your friends and neighbors…COME.

The Friends are planning a benefit concert for the Parish sometime in January. Also, a membership meeting for those who contributed to the Friends will be held in January, also. Since the Friends are now incorporated, there are organizational requirements which must be met, such as adoption of by-laws, election of officers, discussion of issues and the like. As soon as dates and times are set, we shall send out notices. Please share this information with parishioners who may not have computer access.

Until next time,

Gloria Adomkaitis for the Friends