Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New churches symbolize hope in future

So says Archbishop Timothy Dolan in the "Herald of Hope" column in "our" Milwaukee Catholic Herald of December 6, 2007.
Just recently I had three: Last Sunday at Holy Family in Fond du Lac; the Sunday before at Blessed Savior in the northwestern section of our city; a month or so ago out at St. Paul in Genesee Depot.

The consecration at Holy Family was reported by Amy Guckeen in the same issue, Holy Family Church is 'new beginning' in Fond du Lac.
The new building includes signs and symbols from the six churches that have become Holy Family - Sacred Heart, St. Joseph, St. Mary, St. Peter, St. Patrick, and St. Louis, which was destroyed by fire in March.

Blessed Savior Church was formed from the merger of four parishes (see this earlier post). The merged parishes' new churches might be a symbol of hope, but the quality of that hope might be affected by noting they were built as a result of consolidating ten parishes into two.

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