As some of you may know, there are at least two offers to buy Immaculate Heart of Mary. The For Sale sign in front of IHM is graphic evidence of parish leadership's desire to divest themselves of yet another tabernacle. They want to push Him out of His house. They want to sell His house and divide it amongst themselves. Nothing new.
In a chance encounter with Alice, the parish's cemetery bookkeeper, we have been assured that IHM will not be sold. She claimed that the Salvation Army had put in a low-ball offer that had been rejected. Old news, she said. But what she didn't say, or perhaps didn't know, is that the Salvation Army is prepared to pay more and is actively pursuing final funding approval from their organizational hierarchy. It is only a matter of time.
But according to Alice, even though the For Sale sign is prominently displayed, IHM is not in danger of being sold! She can guarantee it, she said. Since we are led to believe that deacons can lead parishes, why shouldn't we also believe that a bookkeeper can make definitive decisions about church property?
According to Alice, we are troublemakers who apparently don't attend Mass regularly and are not involved in the parish. She adamantly refused to admit that the For Sale sign in front of IHM meant that it would be sold if an acceptable offer came in
She also said that she understood the issue was already in Rome. Really? She knows that for sure?
Not to be logical, but if the church ISN'T for sale, why is there a BIG FAT FOR SALE SIGN in the front yard, just to the side of a statue of Mary our Mother? According to Alice, it just hasn't been removed yet.
Yeah. Guess that meeting between the real estate agent and Captain John and Deacon Dean never happened, either. Nothing to see here. Move on, folks. Go back to sleep.