Quincy: Star of the Sea church property to be sold by the Archdiocese

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The Vatican’s Apostolic Signatura, the highest court of the Roman Catholic Church, has rejected the final appeal by the Squantum-based Friends of Star of the Sea to reopen their church.

Archdiocesan spokesman Terrence Donilon is quoted as saying, “The property can now be marketed for potential sale.” He said the Archdiocese has informed Quincy officials, as well as Friends of Star of the Sea, of the plans to sell the church property.

Nine years ago, the Archdiocese put Star Of the Sea on the list for “suppression”. Since then, the Friends have repeatedly appealed the decision.

In September of 2011, Bishop John Dooher announced that the church property was being “relegated to profane use,” meaning it could no longer be used for worship.

Donilon encouraged former Star Of The Sea parishioners to become members of Sacred Heart parish in North Quincy.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.