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Let’s be honest….

September 21st, 2010, Promulgated by Monk

Fr Tanck stated repeatedly during the IPPG planning process that all the parishes in Irondequoit would suffer loss in the new parish configuration.  He stated some parishes would suffer more loss than others but that it was important that they “all die together.” Looking at the new Irondequoit parish Mass schedule, it appears that Fr. Tanck’s home parish has suffered little indeed! Christ the King entered the IPPG process with four weekend Masses, two daily Masses, and a Saturday morning Mass. They also had a resident pastor (Fr. Tanck). Hey, guess what? After the IPPG reconfiguration. Christ the King has four weekend Masses, two daily Masses, and a Saturday morning Mass. Fr. Tanck continues to be the resident pastor. It appears that Fr. Tanck has taken care of his home parish very nicely as he slams the doors shut on St. Thomas and St. Salome.  In reality, St. Margaret Mary and St. Cecilia parishioners will also experience little change in their day-to-day practices. How can all Irondequoit Catholics believe Fr. Tanck when he states that “we are going forward as a new vibrant faith community?”

New Irondequoit Mass Schedule

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5 Responses to “Let’s be honest….”

  1. avatar Ludwig says:

    I disagree with the idea that “St. Margaret Mary and St. Cecilia parishioners will also experience little change in their day-to-day practices.”

    We now have Father Tanck and Father “Al-Qaeda-as-Good-Samaritan“-Rice delivering progressive, politically-driven homilies.

    My family’s decision to AVOID that kind of mass has been hijacked.

  2. avatar Ink says:

    So if all the parishes are going to suffer losses, why cluster?

    Since when do doctors fix a problem by making it worse? Last time I checked, gashes needed to be cleaned out, disinfected, and stitched up, not gouged out with a rusty spoon for the sake of “cleaning the wound.”

  3. avatar Bona says:

    Tomorrow is the final weekday Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle and Saturday is the final daily Mass. It would be good for as many as possible to show prayerful solidarity with the large group of regular daily mass atendees who are losing the chance to attend Mass in their neighborhood at this serene, reverent and beautiful church.

  4. avatar Ludwig says:

    Another example of things changing in day-to-day practices for SC and SMM parishioners: I’ll never forget my first (and thusfar only) Holy Communion at SMM with Father Tanck. After everyone had received, he proceeded to grab fistfuls of hosts from the plate*, and carelessly shove them into the cup, dropping several on the altar.

    I literally gasped.

    *As usual, please excuse me if I mangle terminology with “plate” and “cup.” I’m still a very very young Catholic.

  5. avatar Ink says:

    Ludwig: Nonono, not at all! Those are the altar server technical terms. =P Right up there with “rope belt” or just “rope” (cincture) and “robe” (alb) and “big red book” (Sacramentary).


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