Thursday, 24 April 2014
Bishops and Closing Down Parishes
Posted by Supertradmum
I suggest a simple means of deciding as to whether a parish should be allowed to stay open or not. If a parish has not had a priestly vocation for 50 years, that parish should be on the top of the list for closure.
If a Catholic school has not had a vocation for 50 years, the school should be closed.
Viability means more than numbers of lay sacraments or finances. The spiritual life of a parish could be determined by vocations.
It is interesting that the last six vocations in this diocese, have all been Latin Mass young men.