The Parish priest at my church tells the congregation, "You will only catch me if you’re dying or dead"
To me this feels a little like a kick in the mouth.
It is the impression that they go on to pursue academic roles and other pursuits and do 2 morning masses a week and 2 on weekends.It is true, he is too busy. Confessions are a no go with him, need to go elsewhere.
I know priests are doing the work of two, but while they are priests for life they are only available as part time parish priests.
The future at my parish doesn’t get any rosier either. Priest attendance for masses will be alternate weekends. Specially trained ministers of the eurcharist will lead the prayer service.
I guess I will have to migrate further into the city.
I am free to express a feeling, and dont wish to have it disected or argued.
Are 'nt priests exclusively priests anymore?
I want to belong to a parish that is a little less racy pacy,and I wont feel like I’m inching on someones time.