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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini parish

April 20th, 2011, Promulgated by Dr. K

A reader sent us a message today saying that it was announced that Deacon David Palma will become the pastoral administrator of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini parish (St. Michael, Corpus Christi, Annunciation). The sacramental ministers, according to our reader, will be Fr. Robert Werth of Peace of Christ and Fr. Mickey McGrath of St. Columba.

There is no official confirmation of this information yet, so if you hear anything different, please contact us as soon as possible.

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11 Responses to “St. Frances Xavier Cabrini parish”

  1. avatar Persis says:

    Interesting.
    I wonder if David Palma will continue to be the Director of the Permanent Diaconate program as well as PA of St. FXC.

    Out of curiosity, does anyone know if either of the priests are fluent in Spanish, or will one of them be leaving soon for an “intesive sabbatical”?

  2. avatar Dr. K says:

    Out of curiosity, does anyone know if either of the priests are fluent in Spanish, or will one of them be leaving soon for an “intesive sabbatical”?

    I was wondering the same thing.

  3. Nothing against Deacon Palma but it should have been Deacon Dan Hurley when the clustering was done.

  4. avatar MD says:

    Fr. McGrath + The beauty of St Michael=AWESOME. Might be the first reverent Mass said there in years!

  5. avatar Dr. K says:

    Wait till you hear the next announcement from the diocese after easter and you will understand more………………..

    What might that be?

  6. It would be an understatement in saying that running a cluster in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Rochester was probably not an easy job.

  7. avatar annonymouse says:

    Anonymous 1:51 – just a nit, but Deacon Palma is not a lay person. A deacon is a member of the clergy.

  8. avatar Louis E. says:

    Isn’t that why he said a deacon OR a lay person?

  9. avatar Milt Eschrich says:

    Answer to ann. 4/20 @ 2:18 PM. Your critique of Deacon Hurley isn’t quite accurate. As you will recall OLPH & St. M. were in trouble long before his administration as a result of poor management by the priests who preceeded him and the one who served in the interim just before him. The 1st 2 dug the hole and the 3rd maintained the status quo. Hurley worked very hard to combine 2 parishes into 1 and to meld the parishioners. He served both Anglo & Latino communities in a dedicated manner and made gains in debt reduction. I always felt quite welcome in either church & I attended Mass without regard to its’ being English or Bi-lingual. I am not the only person who Hurley made this impact on, although I may be one of the few to express it openly. I am now with SFXC parish and am happy to be, & am working with my fellow parishoners to make it into the best in Rochester. I understand why Hurley is not with us (although I disagree in principal) & I will certainly work with Deacon Palma in an effort to create a viable parish in SFXC.

  10. avatar Dr. K says:

    Thank you for the confirmation.

  11. avatar Chris says:

    I was also at the Mass this morning and heard the same announcement. The post before this is a typo. Fr. Werth is from the Peace of Christ parish and that’s what the post was probably referencing.

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