Sunday, August 27, 2006
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The above letter was included in this Sunday’s Bulletin.
This letter totally exemplifies the exclusionary intentions of our pastor. While the pastor of our sister parish (Our Lady of Sorrows) inserted a "full disclosure" of the financial status of their parish in their bulletin, our pastor is still playing games about who can or cannot be a Eucharistic Minister. Does anyone truly believe that this man has Christ in his heart? Your comments are welcomed.
Parish Council Meeting
Was at church late one day last week. Parked in front of the church were a Jaguar and two Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Thinking to myself about how the financial caliber of our parishioners seemed to be improving, I wondered if the owners of these fancy cars were here for the same meeting that I was? Not the case,... seems they were here for another one of those “secret” parish council meetings! Too sad for words!
And this from The Monitor:
August 27, 2006
Bishop: Practice what you preach
To the editor:
In regards to Bishop Reymundo Pena’s commentary “God leads us by many roads; what’s necessary is trust” (The Monitor 8/11/06), it is so true that all of us are in the process of deepening and purifying our relationship to God. Likewise, God is with us, nurturing this process.
I wish though that the bishop would exemplify God’s miraculous process by practicing what he writes. Father Louie Brum, pastor at Holy Spirit Parish, is denying parishioners the opportunity to serve by citing Canon laws to support his actions.
Where is the love of God inside of him that the bishop writes about? Denying some of his parishioners at Holy Spirit Parish the opportunity to participate in its ministries is denying them a part of this process. Letting the pastor be selective as to who can and who can not serve is most surely a detriment to the calling and the answering of God’s will that he writes about.
I urge Bishop Pena not to just write the “good words” but to practice what he writes. He writes about “simply becoming open to God’s overflowing love.” The parishioners at Holy Spirit Parish felt that love by the many ministries the parish once had and served.
The shackles he has put on Holy Spirit Parish does not come from a bishop full of God’s love. A good bishop, like our late beloved Bishop Fitzpatrick, would not be bent on destroying it like he is doing. We are patiently waiting for Bishop Peña’s vessel to be filled with God’s love so we can all do God’s good work.
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