Posts Tagged ‘Parish community’

Parishes essential for growing in faith, community

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
Parishes are essential

Pope Francis met with a group of young people and said that, despite COVID-19 weakening many parishes, parish life is irreplaceable and essential for the faith journey. The pope was addressing leaders of the young adult section of Italian Catholic Action, a parish-based programme of faith-building and social outreach. The parish is “the normal environment Read more

Remote parishioners are changing the dynamic of Catholic parishes

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Shutting small parish communities and merging them with a larger one is leaving people stranded. Covid’s remnants also leaves some people feeling vulnerable. For others, and for a possible range of reasons, the local parish is no longer spiritually nourishing. One woman, Betty Ann Asaro, and has become a remote parishioner at Saint Cecilia Church Read more