by CBS Chicago Team / CBS-2 Chicago / May 14, 2023
CHICAGO (CBS) -- Parishioners held mass in one North Side church they're trying to keep open.
It was the first Sunday mass at St. Matthias Catholic Church in more than two years.
The Archdiocese lets the church, located at 2310 W. Ainslie St. in Lincoln Square, hold mass twice a year while parishioners appeal the decision to close its doors.
St. Matthias was closed when it merged with Queen of Angels to form the new Queen of Apostles Parish.
"We don't understand why they decided to close our church. It's beautiful, it's in good condition – and we have the volume to keep it open, and the financial wherewithal from this committee to keep it so it doesn't cost the new parish or the Archdiocese any money," said Terry Tuohy of the Save St. Matthias Committee Board. Read more and Watch HERE