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It’s In the Mail

August 29th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

It was confirmed at this weekend’s Masses in the IPPG parish that the newly merged community will be named after Blessed (not “Saint”, so don’t say “saint”) Kateri Tekakithwa. Cleansing Fire reported on this a couple days ago.

Also announced at Masses in Irondequoit is that a new schedule has been developed and approved for the parish. Rather than announce the schedule at Masses or include it in the parish bulletin, it will be mailed to each parishioner. Thus, we do not yet have a copy of the schedule in our hands. I hope that one of our readers from the IPPG parishes will send us a copy as soon as the letter arrives. One can not expect good things for St. Thomas or St. Salome when they weren’t even included on the survey asking parishioners what church they would like to attend:

Flawed IPPG survey

To the IPPG priests: St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Salome are not closed. Bishop Clark has never decreed their closure. If you fail to include these two churches of some 800 people into the new Mass schedule, you will have committed a pastorally irresponsible act against 800 souls.  Show some compassion. Both of these churches should have at least one Sunday obligation Mass per week, and preferably not scheduled at 4:30 in the morning.

Beware folks, as we said before, the diocese is going to try to backdoor close St. Thomas and St. Salome. Cutting weekend Mass offerings will be the first action taken in this process.

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5 Responses to “It’s In the Mail”

  1. avatar Louis E. says:

    So what to they do if the biggest response to their survey is to fill in the Other blank with St. Thomas?

  2. avatar Mike says:

    Dr. K.,

    A 4:30 am Mass would mean that one of the priests would have to be up well before sunrise: Not very likely. (I wouldn’t bet against something like 7:30 am, though.)

    Louis E.,

    Were that to actually happen I doubt anyone outside of a select subset of BKT staff would ever know.

  3. Way to be sensitive to the parishioners of St. Thomas and St. Salome. “Other” on this survey seems to suggest a church that isn’t Roman Catholic.

    I’d be surprised if St. Salome isn’t closed by advent.

  4. avatar Ludwig says:

    I have half a mind to start offering rides to the elderly parishioners of the Irondequoit parish to … say … St. Stanislaus …

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    Let the leaders go and piss up a rope!


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