What the parishioners at Holy Trinity either continue to ignore or just don't realize are several things. First - this action does not save the parish at all. All it does is prevent the Diocese of Buffalo from demolishing the buildings and places specific restrictions on how the property can be disposed of (part of canon law also takes care of that). A similar action occurred several years ago in the city of Buffalo when St.Vincent dePaul Parish (corner of Main Street and Eastwood Place) was closed. The parishioners protested and the property was given landmark status. The parish was closed anyway and the property sold by the diocese to Canisius College. It is now the Montante Cultural Arts Center. Second -- the congregation does not own the property, the diocese does. As the head of the diocese, Bishop Kmiec would be within his rights to close the parish and dispose of the property without getting any feedback from the parishioners. He didn't do that, did he? Third, if the parish was so important to people, where was the support every Sunday? Most times, especially at Holy Trinity and at Sacred Heart on Sundays you could literally fire a canon through the place and not hit anybody. Now that both parishes are being closed, people are coming out of the woodwork to protest -- too little, too late! I am a parishioner at one of those parishes and look forward to a new community and a new beginning.