New Parish Council
According to some, the new Holy Spirit Parish Council Members were published in the Bulletin last Sunday. I say ‘according to some’, because not all of the bulletins had the Parish Council announcements. Mine didn’t.
I didn’t even know that we had a new Parish Council, much less who the new Parish Council members were. I remember being asked to nominate people for Parish Council some time back (years?), but never recall actually being asked to VOTE for those that were nominated, as we have always been privileged to do in the past. Maybe I was absent on the voting Sunday?
When a friend called to ask my opinion of the new 'appointed' Parish Council Members, I asked that she NOT tell me the names of the ‘selected ones’, as I wanted to see if I could guess who they were! Low and behold, I guessed all but three. It was really quite easy, based on recent activity at the parish.
Remember, these Parish Council Members were all secretly hand selected by our Most Reverend Monsignor so that he can henceforth declare, “I have the full blessings of the Parish Council” for all of the changes that he makes to our parish. That being his objective, I think he made some excellent choices.
The three Parish Council Members that I didn’t guess, however, kind of caught me by surprise. I guess I considered each of them to have a bit more than a 'follow the leader' mentality. Time will tell, I just don't think we should get our hopes up; even if they were to firmly stand up for Christ's teachings, they are far from a majority.
At this point, I seriously question if some of the appointed members were even nominated. Who can know with secret ballots? I also haven't seen some of the selected few at mass recently. Maybe I go to a different mass!
I am VERY ANXIOUS for this new Parish Council to start meeting. I am sure that meeting times will be well publicized and that meetings will allow input and questions from parishioners, as has always been the case in the past. Boy, I know A LOT OF PEOPLE that will want to attend and present questions on what has been going on!
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