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.