Tag: Parish

Facing the Weekly Reality

The front door to the church is difficult to open. It sticks and needs repair. I have to keep in mind that the church is over 100 years old. As I enter my local parish, the church is dark. Not all the lights are on as it is too expensive. The pews...

Parish Hopping

Parish hopping is defined as moving from parish to parish in the hope of finding the “right” one. It is the Catholic version of the “church hopping” found in Evangelical, Pentecostal, and some mainline Protestant churches. (Some interesting...

End Of An Era

With a great deal of sadness, my wife and I recently attended mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Harper Woods, Michigan. We wanted to go back one last time before the church was officially closed. The parking lot was patrolled by Burns Security due...