Sunday, May 15, 2011

Between a rock and a hard place

St. Vincent de Paul Church

24 comments:

  1. A pagan sacrificial altar?

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  2. Please, what is this and why

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  3. What the heck???????

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  4. If you think this is bad, check out IHM. In the midst of the cords and microphones and stands and drums and keyboard, is the altar. It looks more like a concert stage and less like a place where the sacrifice of the mass is provided. Another sign of our times in the parish.

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  5. On a positive note, I so appreciated Fr. Breen's homily today,
    Wow, his words always resonate clear and true for me. I always feel challenged to do and be better in the next week. I'm so glad he is here.

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  6. Still no answer to what this "display" is on the altar. Does anyone have any idea? Why would anyone disrespect the Lords house in such a way?

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  7. This is the House of God. What explanation could be given for someone to bring in boulders and pile them on this beautiful altar. I remember when there was an altar railing and a beautiful gate to the altar in this very place. Always reminded me that one day I would go through a gate to be able to get to heaven. Now there sits a pile of stone. I have never seen this kind of display in any type of church, have you?

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  8. I'd say somebody's been watching weekend warriors DIY baptismal fonts on HGTV, classy!

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  9. This is unbelievable. Really interested to find out what this means. On another note why haven't the bulletins been on internet for last two weeks? I am home bound so look forward to reading them. Maybe too much time is spent looking for rocks.

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  10. This is a plastic feeding tub that was purchased at the new Tractor Supply store. It was decorated for the Easter Vigil and used for the baptisms of our newest members. Tacky? Yes. It served an honorable purpose and should have been removed promptly. It is an eye-sore.

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  11. Alene Goodman was responsible for the tub used in previous years. I think she rented a real hot-tub. It was placed on the side altar area and was much more tasteful. But times have changed and the old ways have been replaced by new ideas. Just goes to show that we took so much for granted. Our losses far out weigh anything that our leadership hoped to gain in implementing his "vision".

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  12. That display was not there on Easter morning. Nor was it there the Sunday after Easter.

    There was no explanation given yesterday for why the display was there. However, there was an announcement that healing prayer would be available after mass and an invitation for people to come up front then. Could it have something to do with that?

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  13. It was there starting on Holy Thursdday and has been there since, I think. I went to adoration Thursday evening, it was right there center stage, the Eucharist took stage left.

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  14. Gretchen- you are incorrect. I first noticed it a couple of weeks after Easter. It had flowers around it but it was there. Rock solid.

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  15. Gretchen,
    See the May 1st bulletin insert.

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  16. I just checked the bulletin for May 1, and yep, it looks like it was the baptismal font for the Easter Vigil...three weeks ago.

    I need to sit closer. :-)

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  17. 9:35 Or further away :-)

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  18. You had me laughing out loud, 10:10!

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  19. 10:10. I sure hope your comment does not mean what it sounds like when one reads it. Are you really telling Gretchen to get lost, leave, or sit in the back or what?
    I was at a baptism on Easter Vigil in which the person was baptized by immersion. It reminded me very much of the original immersion in the Jordan River, having been there recently, and was such a reminder of just what Baptism was all about...total commitment, mind and heart, body and soul, not just the mind.

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  20. 10:38 Relax. It was simply a humerous comeback in regards to sitting comfortably close to the Rock Art. Really. I'm in her corner!

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  21. I am glad to hear that. When something like that is written with no background it sure can leave it open to the reader's interpretation. Thanks for the clarification and forgive my misinterpretation please. And I was and am pretty relaxed even tho this mess at ASP over the sales and demolitions are another situation of the injustice I have and continue to experience in a Church body that proclaims justice as an important tenent by which to live.

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  22. The rock tub didn't look quite so bad when covered with flowers but now...it should have been removed.

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  23. If this is what they are going to do for adult baptisms they might as well just use infusion (pouring or sprinkling). Its valid, traditional, and it doesn't involve tacky artifacts like this.

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