On the weekend of June 28 and 29, members of Holy Rosary Parish on the far South Side closed their church's doors and became a part of the nearby St. Anthony Parish community, which greeted them with open arms and dancing in the streets. Following are photos of the transition.
Sunday, June 29, 2008 & ndash; Saint Anthony Parishioner Elsa Ponce (right) welcomes Johanna Curtis (center) and other former parishioners of the now closed Holy Rosary Parish. The parishes merged after Holy Rosary was officially closed earlier in the day.
Photo: Brian J. Morowczynski / Catholic New World