Thursday, November 26, 2009

And The Walls Came Tumbling Down...

"And the Walls come Tumbling Down"

Holy Spirit Parish has been changing for several years now.

First we had to remove the staff - they caused problems.

Next we had to remove some volunteers - they were misdirecting our parishioners, especially our youth.

We had to make a parish that was more in line with today's Catholic church, so we rid ourselves of several programs that were not in line with today's church.

No more Mother's Day Out.

No more Pre-School.

No more Peace & Justice committee.

No more children's liturgy during the readings.

No more Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday in November. We needed to be with our families on that day, not with our parish family and those that wanted to join us for a day of GIVING, as was our long standing custom.

Yes, we lost many parishioners, but that happens when change occurs.

We needed to add lighting to the church because it was dark during the mass.

Now, we need to remove walls in that horrid building called our church so that we can see the tabernacle, even though the parishioners chose the design of the church through an open process of town hall meetings.

More change is coming, we are redesigning the layout within the church and how we enter the sanctuary.

What happens after all this is done?

How about we rename the church??

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pat Bond and son Nate

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Friends, CNN will be airing a segment this Thursday, November 12, at 9:00 pm CST about Pat Bond and her son Nate.
Nate is the child of a priest and is currently battling brain cancer. Pat, Nate's mother, has been forced to fight for support for her son. Until the article appeared in the New York Times, the priest was still a pastor in a Wisconsin parish.

Note - he's also accused of molesting a girl. We suspect that unless other victims and witnesses come forward, sooner or later, he will be put back into a parish. This show will have a call in segment. Please call and express your feelings about this story.

Here is some background information:

Please send this to as many people as you can.

Thank you for your help.
Barbara Dorris