Saturday, June 9, 2007

Faith Communities - What the heck are they?

Terry-of-the-many-blogs, who is primarily found at AbbeyRoads2 blogs today on "Faith Communities" and what it means to be a member of a parish these days when membership is voluntary and not "geographic."

Well put, Terry.

Especially at a time when I have just determined to change parishes and leave the Basilica of St Mary where I have been registered for fifteen or twenty years (and attended for some time longer than that) for St Mark's in St Paul.

(This will be my first St Paul-based allegiance, folks).

So I will have to determine the nature of my contribution of "time, talent and treasure" to St Mark's. They will be getting a new pastor, Father Jeff Huard, who has been the student chaplain at the University of St Thomas for some time.

I am looking forward for the cessation of "church-shopping" (but not "church-reporting") and finally settling down.


swissmiss said...

Maybe you heard...Father Bauer from Lumen Christi is moving to the Bascilica. I don't know if that will influence your decision one way or another.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Ray: You have taken the first step into a better universe by crossing the river. Not that I'm biased or anything..LOL!