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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, 2004
      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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