The Headcount Saturday Roller Coaster

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It has been a tense week around here as people discuss whether or not our parish will remain open.  There was good news that although attendance was low last week (perhaps due to the Fall Festival and a terrible storm), contributions were the same as previous weeks.  This week attendance was fairly high, and we are hopeful the collection was good as well.  Dare we to hope?

Then came the news that the neighboring diocese is moving from 108 parishes to 57.  Yikes.  I don’t know how they can afford to do that.  If you close too many churches, people aren’t going to drive several hours to attend a mega church and deal with the parking nightmares that come with it.  I can’t picture the frail seniors of our parish making lengthy trips.  They will simply choose to stay home and worship in their own way.  This will lead to less money coming in which will lead to even more closures.

In the sad event this parish closes, I guess my puppies and I will have to go to the Methodist church for our quiet time.  They have a lovely, peaceful corner for reflection…but it just isn’t the same.

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In Bitey’s World, sad things like church closings never happen.  It is always as happy as can be.  Come join Bitey and his little brother Toby on their adventures in Poopiter!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Sound like us. Not my particular church which because it is staffed by Franciscan Friars(thus not costing the diocese though we support it.) At the “planning” meeting I went to last year(it was already a done deal–they were pretending to involve people)it was clear that the ideal was one big parish instead of many smaller ones. At one cathedral. They seem to have missed an understanding of community.

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