Across the country there has been Catholic Churches and Schools closing forever.
Our small rural churches were built by Irish, Italian and other immigrants who faced severe religious and racial dicrimination. We pray for those making final decisions that they won’t close any of these parishes down. “When you lose a church or school, you lose a village.”
"Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, India
I feel sad…most of the planning initiative was about finances and money. It lacked spirituality.