Wednesday, November 18, 2009

St.Jude and St.Catherine

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend either meeting last night. I had, as they say, a previous dinner engagement.

By now, the parishioners will basically know how much they wil need to raise, how long they have to do it, and all of the other deadlines.

I will be asking my sources about the meetings. However, if anyone would like to write and share their take on the meeting, please feel free to do so at

Let me know who the representative from the Archdiocese was and what was his/her "solution" to the matter.

I look foward to hearing from you and will post information from my sources over the next few days.


Anonymous said...

St.Jude and St.Catherine do not stand still and let this happen to you!! Check out the people that are telling you to CLOSE and/or CONSOLIDATE. Do not believe that this is only a financial issue. The Archdiocese has set it up to bankrupt your parish. The Archdiocese has increased the amount your church has to give them each Sunday from the collection basket. The Archdiocese has ended the "Needy Parish Fund". So if your parish needs additional funds for a new furnance or a sudden, unexpected repair, they can not appeal to the Archdiocese. You are being hearded like cattle from one school to another. You have not been "consulted". This is sub human behavior, certainly not in the "commom good", a courious, socialist term that the Archdiocese likes to throw around.

Anonymous said...

Sources tell me that St. Catherine has until Jan 15 to resolve the financial issues or the school will be either merged or consolidated. The deficit last year was something like $300,000. The third member of the Trinity is St. Michaels.