Thursday, December 5, 2013

Consultation by Clergy Placement Board

In our parish's (St. Alphonsus, Greendale) bulletin for last Sunday,
"Consultation by Clergy Placement Board"
was the only business on the agenda for the Parish Council meeting tonight at 7pm.

In his column, our pastor elaborated.

"This Thursday, a representative from the Clergy Placement Board will be meeting with the Parish Council to discuss the procedure for the transition of a new pastor. The meeting is expected to last about two hours. The purpose is to have a dialogue as to what qualities and talents the new pastor should have to meet the needs of our parish."
Since I had, as a parish member, attended the Parish Council Pastor Replacement Consultation back on March 13, 2007 (see my earlier post) I thought I'd attend.

Though there was nothing in the bulletin to indicate this would be any more of a problem than last time, since I had checked in advance last time I again checked with the parish if it was okay to attend. This time the parish checked with our Archdiocese of Milwaukee and it turns out the meeting is supposed to be open to parish staff and parish council only.

I look forward to seeing what report we parishioners receive from the Consultation.

6 comments:

  1. so what talents will they expect?

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  2. We'll have to see if it is decided that we, as mere parishioners, are to be informed about what our parish leadership has advocated in a new pastor.

    I might put it this way: we could use a pastor who brings the kind of passion to evangelization that Fr. Jurkus brings to the suppression of kneeling and genuflection.

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  3. ...just a thought... I would guess the council will seek for someone who has the Pope Francis spirit, after all who are we to judge? j/k

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  4. We've yet to see that spirit will come to extend to people who don't "get with the program", e.g., genuflecting for Communion or finding fault with Common Core. After all, it might turn out that Pope Francis will assume the good faith of atheists but not fans of the Latin Mass.

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  6. Steve if you read this... that was way too much and not relevant to the bickering I wish to engage in here in a selfish manner... I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

    I think hes rather indiffernt on trads in general, as long as we see the TLM as a means and not an end he seems fine and not interested in messing with trads. Thats too bad they arn't sticking with the Pope on that... that would have only made sense to me...contradictions abound?

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