The music and the musicians are ready; the ; and all the pews, windows and floors have been cleaned at on Detroit Avenue.
“(We’re) ready for the doors swing open,” said Toni Sabo, the president of the Friends of St. James Organization. “We’re ready to welcome our parish family back to our spiritual home.”
Sabo said the organization is looking to invite the community as a whole to participate in the reopening.
The shuttered church on Detroit Avenue is after to close about a dozen parishes in Northeast Ohio.
The liturgy will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the feast of St. James the Apostle.
There will be a reception immediately following the service.
“Of course, we want to thank all our parishioners, the and our many friends who have supported the effort to restore our church over the past three years,” she said.
“God has truly blessed us and we are most grateful for his loving help and guidance through this process. We now look forward to spreading His light and love to our community for generations to come.”