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  • David
    Wow! Sure sounds like your church is doing something right. Up here in the Panther Valley area of PA. one of the priests has three churches. This is quite a
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 2 9:21 AM
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      Wow! Sure sounds like your church is doing something right. Up here in the
      Panther Valley area of PA. one of the priests has three churches. This is
      quite a work load for him. One is a Slovak Church which is doing fine.
      David Kuchta

      At 02:14 AM 2/2/2004 +0000, you wrote:
      > From :
      >http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/inquirer/news/opinion/local2/region/
      >7464853.htm
      >
      >Letters | Article failed to say why closing is unjustified (posted
      >12/11/03)
      >
      >In David O'Reilly's Dec. 3 article, "Archdiocese offices picketed:
      >Members of Holy Trinity parish in Pottstown marched with signs to
      >protest its closing next year," he failed to mention why we feel the
      >closing is unjustified.
      >
      >Holy Trinity remains a stable and vibrant parish of about 600
      >parishioners, which represents a 19 percent growth in the last 15
      >months. In contrast, surrounding parishes have lost thousands of
      >parishioners in the last five years.
      >
      >Closing Holy Trinity would not lessen our pastor's workload. Several
      >priests have offered their help with weekend Masses, but he has not
      >asked for their assistance. We have even been denied permission to
      >sponsor a priest from Slovakia.
      >
      >There are many successfully "twinned" parishes in the nation. It is
      >the pastor's willingness to collaborate with his parishioners that
      >makes for successful twinning relationships.
      >
      >We are told there is no need for a Slovak parish in Pottstown.
      >Language is only a small part of what constitutes many personal
      >parishes today; what's important is the cultural identity we share.
      >Since the church's founding, our parishioners have selflessly given
      >our time, talents and treasure to maintain our parish spiritually,
      >physically and financially. The church is in excellent condition, and
      >our treasury contains more than $1 million.
      >
      >Bonnie Stankunas
      >Parishioner
      >Holy Trinity, Pottstown
      >*******
      >
      >It looks like they are forming parish clusters (?). Perhaps the
      >parish may stay in existence.
      >
      >http://www.saintaloysius.net/parish/cluster77.shtml
      >
      >
      >Janko
      >
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