After finding students’ long-ago letters to God, Corpus Christi acts in unison to echo message
(Helen Jones – Buffalo News) They were letters to God, written by schoolchildren more than a century ago.
And since being discovered concealed in a cross atop Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Clark Street, they continue to bring members of the East Side parish together — past, present and future.
“This was very surprising for us. It was a very beautiful moment,” the Rev. Mariusz Dymek, administrator of the parish, said Sunday of the recent discovery, which was made when a copper cupola and the cross were removed by a construction crew during restoration work.
So delighted were the parishioners that the decision was made to continue the tradition.
“So we followed this custom and asked our parishioners to add new letters to the old ones and put them back,” Dymek said.
The response from parishioners was overwhelming. Asked how many members were participating in the letter-writing campaign, which continued Sunday after all Masses, Dymek said, “Almost everyone.”