(Quote) Josephine-586127 said: Sacramentals are going down everywhere. I don't know about the Archdiocese of Philladelp...
(Quote) Josephine-586127 said:
Sacramentals are going down everywhere. I don't know about the Archdiocese of Philladelphia, but I would like the Archdioces of New York to tell me of one church here which has increasing sacramentals? It's not about sacramentals, ist's about $$$$$$$$. Every Catholic should be advised- make sure your Church is self supporting and making a loooooooot of money for the Archdiocese or you can be next.
As part of our Archdiocese appeal process (the sham), we had to submit a business plan. A priest I consulted with, who was familiar with business plans, told me that we had to have a strong business plan that was going to make money. Do you have to do something like that for your Archdioces appeal, because I can give you some ideas. I just googled you church and it seems that you just got your notice a few weeks ago(correct me if I am wrong). Did you send your first letter of appeal to the Archdiocese? I think you have something like 15 days from the announceent to do so, but if could be different from Archdiocese to Archdiocese. Any announcement- at the mass homily, a newspaper report or any form of public statement is considered the announcement.
Yes, on Jan 6 the Archdiocesan press release announced that several parishes were closing but that we and a few others were going to undergo additional review and that the decision re us would be expected in the spring, as our pastor protested their original plans ... Well, apparently this year spring amazingly came to Philly in late January, because three weeks after their initial release they announced our closing, oops, excuse me, our "merging" (they are very fond of the word merger rather than the word closing) ... So, we tried but they are like one big locomotive coming down the track and you better get out of the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!