Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Monstrous (sp?) changes at St. Al's

With Fr. Alan Jurkus's retirement, Father Aaron Esch takes over at our parish (St. Alphonsus, Greendale), though not yet with the title Pastor.

And so his column, June 22, 2014 bulletin, page 2, is "From the Desk of the Parochial Administrator", and includes this.

"if I have any pastoral plan for the future it is this: Pray! Pray! Pray! In particular, it’s a great hope of mine to begin Eucharistic Adoration as soon as possible. In order to do this, we must first purchase a monstrance, since the parish doesn’t own one."
Without getting into specifics, I calculate a monstance today will cost less than half what our parish spent on a Liturgical Consultant for the 2002 building project.

I hear the money was pledged in short order. In his column two weeks later, July 6, 2014 bulletin, page 2, Fr. Esch says,

"The response to the request to raise funds for the purchase of a Monstrance has been tremendous. Thank you! When the Monstrance is purchased, we can organize a period of Eucharistic Adoration, hopefully, at a regular time each week."


  1. Fantastic news hope to be there often!

  2. Will he begin a campaign to make the "worship space" look less like an especially bland Evangelical auditorium?

  3. lets not try to get him kicked out of the parish too fast... one step at a time