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What is happening with priest assignments?

April 7th, 2011, Promulgated by Hopefull

There was a flurry of activity a few weeks ago on priest assignments (and, ugh, pastoral admins) but it has been strangely quiet ever since. Does anyone know what is happening and when additional assignments might get posted?

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6 Responses to “What is happening with priest assignments?”

  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    The priest personnel board met Wednesday and will give their proposals to Bishop Clark next week and then the selected priests will be informed and then the general public.

  2. avatar Hopefull says:

    Thanks. Is it — like — they meet once a month (is it the first Wednesday?) so that assignment announcements should only be expected at that rate?

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    It’s just awful what’s going on with these assigniments. Priests are available and what do we get? Pastoral Adminastrator!
    Nativity BVM (Brockport) is one of the victim.

  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    What priests are available ( and able, health-wise) to run a parish? Are they hiding somewhere?

  5. avatar Dr. K says:

    What priests are available ( and able, health-wise) to run a parish? Are they hiding somewhere?

    Some are pressed into retirement at the bishop’s mandated retirement age of 70, contrary to the Church’s norm of 75 for priests. Meanwhile, the bishop continues to run the diocese until 75. Others are asked to be “Sacramental Ministers” and go along with it for fear of disobeying their leader or making waves. A number of these priests could just as easily run their respective parishes, either individually or in collaboration with the other “Sacramental Ministers” in their parish. In fact, the option for more than one priest to collaborate in leadership is preferred over lay leadership. So is the option of a priest running multiple parishes, or turning to deacons to collaborate with priests. Lay collaboration is at the bottom of the list (see here). [Note the word collaboration. Lay people enjoy no right to direct the pastoral care of a parish like they do in this diocese]

  6. avatar Anonymous says:

    I heard through the grapevine that S. Joan Sobala will be retiring after this year.

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