Dear Editor: My parents were married at St. Vincent dePaul in 1955. My mother was saddened to hear that the parish was closed, but was pleased that a developer wanted to preserve the exterior of the building. The building had severe structural problems that the developer had to contend with during the renovation and conversion to dwelling units. (“What Happens to a Building When It’s No Longer a Church?” The Editor’s Space, July 21).
It was also gratifying to read that other parishes in the diocese were able to benefit from being able to take the altar and stained glass from that church and make it part of their parishes. I was able to take my mother past our old parish a couple of years ago and she thought that the new renovation work looked great.