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Re: Is your parish thriving?
Vladimyr #415791 06/20/16 08:48 PM
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If it's any comfort, the Latin Church is experiencing the same kind of thing. People don't show up for Liturgy but send their children for instruction because they want them confirmed--for what, I don't know; maybe some sort of talisman.

Percentages vary but in some of the region of Western PA it seems that about one third of parish members are active--contributing time, talent, and treasure. I don't know what the answer is. Some people of my children's age with a firm catechetical foundation aren't even having their children baptised. Go figure.

Bob

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Originally Posted by theophan
If it's any comfort, the Latin Church is experiencing the same kind of thing. People don't show up for Liturgy but send their children for instruction because they want them confirmed--for what, I don't know; maybe some sort of talisman.

Percentages vary but in some of the region of Western PA it seems that about one third of parish members are active--contributing time, talent, and treasure. I don't know what the answer is. Some people of my children's age with a firm catechetical foundation aren't even having their children baptised. Go figure.

Bob


Definitely true. I remember when I lived in Virginia reading in the diocesan directory in Arlington that the Latin parish I was attending had north of 13,000 Catholics in its parish boundaries; maybe 1200-1500 attended with any regularity if you added all 7 weekend Masses together. The sheer number of Latin rite Catholics disguises the same issues the Byzantine Church experiences.

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I belong to a very active Maronite church! We just had a wonderful three-day festival and made more than 95k (after expenses.)

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theophan #417086 06/09/17 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by theophan
If it's any comfort, the Latin Church is experiencing the same kind of thing. People don't show up for Liturgy but send their children for instruction because they want them confirmed--for what, I don't know; maybe some sort of talisman.

Percentages vary but in some of the region of Western PA it seems that about one third of parish members are active--contributing time, talent, and treasure. I don't know what the answer is. Some people of my children's age with a firm catechetical foundation aren't even having their children baptised. Go figure.

Bob



This is not a comfort, it is an outrage! The Catholic Church, East and West, should be working together to bring souls to Jesus Christ and to the Precious Gifts He offers as the "provision for the journey into life everlasting".

Now mind, I don't know what the answer is either, but I am quite sure that there are some Catholic priests out there from this or that church sui juris who would be interested in serving in another Catholic church. These priests should be encouraged, when feasible to both their own churches and to the one they are going, instead of lambasted.

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My parish (Ukrainian Orthodox) is very much thriving, it has a daycare used on weekdays, a Ukrainian school, and pierogi sales.

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