Saturday, January 03, 2009

Parish in Bray (15)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin - What a hypocrite.

He does not give a damn about anyone.

All you get is talk, talk, talk, excuses, excuses, excuses.

He like the others are just mouthpieces. Not a very charitable thing to state in the New Year but that is the way I see it. Apologies only come when things get really tough in the media. Then they mouth the words of apology which are not sincere when they sat and did nothing for half a century knowing what was going on.

It is a laugh too saying that the elderly and others should be able to contribute - saying this when they are throwing Parishioners out of Church groups. What a hypocrite. You can see when he appeared on Late Late Show for a man of his age not a wrinkle on his brow of anywhere on his face because he lives in an ivory tower where he is pampered unlike most of the members of the Church struggling to live day to day the lines on their faces like a roadmap at a younger age than this pampered man.

When these reports come out the baskets for the collections in the Churches should remain EMPTY, STAY EMPTY INDEFINITELY.

The money should be given to St.Vincent de Paul and other Agencies who actually care about their fellow human being and try to help them as best they can not to any cause the begging letters of the Church call out for from these pampered men in their ivory towers.

If they want money let the Pope sell off some of his surplus art works, jewels, property.

Our local church OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE, BRAY keeps reminding us to return the Christmas Dues envelopes as soon as possible PLUS a new canvass of the Parish is to start shortly to get those that can still actually afford to give anything to increase their contributions.

This at a time when the Parish has €250,000 in bank account enough to replace the roof that is needed but is to borrow almost €700,000 for other unnecessary items to be done inside the Church that are not required except to boost the ego of the LITTLE MAN who is the Parish Priest and who will leave the Church in massive debt when he leaves when it is now debt free.

Also he sits in a large family house when the Presbytery in the Church grounds can accommodate him but it is not to his liking. If he wants this unnecessary work done why not give up his house and use the money now to pay for the work not wait until he leaves the Parish.

Oh that would not suit he needs his trappings of luxury in the house he spent a fortune on to make comfortable just over 4 years ago.

So think twice before you throw money towards the Church - it is paying to keep the pampered ones in the manner to which they have become accustomed.

There your Grace I have said it all and I think there is a strong ring of truth to it.

AMEN.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Regarding the massive debt the above Parish is getting itself into it now seems the Parish Canvass to SQUEEZE more money out of the Parishioners to pay for this EGO TRIP has now been postponed for a while anyway.

Interesting to read the latest on the Parish Website regarding the Canvass PLUS the updating of Parish Records because those in charge the past few years have no idea how to extract the correct records from the Parish computer system as a person who had just completed a course was put into a responsible job they were possibly not qualified for and begging letters are possibly still going out to those whose funerals have been in the Parish the past few years:-

MEETING
The meeting planned for next Monday night 19th January
for canvassers has been cancelled until further notice.

Parish Canvass
A canvass of the parish is in the planning stage and we have put together a comprehensive booklet that explains the role of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in the community, details of the restoration work and why it is necessary.
Our financial plan for the work and how we all can help towards the success of this project, also a gathering and updating of information of our parish community.
This is a two way communication process as we are making new and existing parishioners aware of services available within the parish.
We urgently need canvassers. What is involved? There will be a training session on one evening. You will be asked to deliver about 20 booklets and if available to call back and collect them at a later date. This method of canvassing has been successful in other parishes in the area.

Economic Climate

Some parishioners may wonder whether this is the proper time to carry out this work on the church.

Our Parish Finance Committee and Church Renovation Committee have discussed this issue on several occasions and are convinced that we should proceed with the work.

We are very conscious of the economic downturn in our country and it is hoped this may contribute toward competitive prices from contractors.

We have already completed the preparatory work with our architect and the Diocesan Finance Secretariat and Liturgical Committees.

COMMENT - WHAT SEEMS QUITE RIDICULOUS IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE WELL OVER 3000 HOUSEHOLDS IN THE PARISH AND THEY ARE JUST LOOKING FOR EACH VOLUNTEER CANVASSER TO DELIVER AND PERHAPS COLLECT 20 BOOKLETS EACH THIS WOULD MEAN THEY WILL REQUIRE OVER 150 VOLUNTEERS WHEN THE "HARD CORE" OF PREFERRED FOOT SOLDIERS IN THE PARISH WHO ARE WILLING TO BE WALKED UNDER FOOT BY THE PARISH PRIEST NUMBER ABOUT 30 AT MOST 10 OF WHICH ARE ABSOLUTE DIE HARD CRONIES.

Anonymous said...

FATHER -CAN THIS AND THE ABOVE POSTING BE PUT ON A SEPARATE PAGE WITH APPROPRIATE HEADING AND PHOTOS. THANK YOU.
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Having spoken to a few men from the Parish who attended the recent meeting in Our Lady Queen of Peace about the Renovations/Restorations, they gave very interesting views of having had a verbal "sparring match" with the Parish Priest Fr. Larry White about the fact he DID NOT call a public meeting to consult the Parishioners of Our Lady Queen of Peace ("whose Church they reminded him it is") prior to him going ahead and finalising the plans to do all the work inside the Church. By the time of this meeting he already had the big storage containers installed in the Church grounds to take the Church furniture during the work.

As stated before, this Church is run like a Communist regime, one person (Fr. Larry White) aided and abetted by his nearest and dearest "foot soldiers" who have agreed to go along with his plans, then decide to tell the Parishioners. These men at the meeting told the Parish Priest THEY AND THEIR FAMILIES AND PARISHIONERS "ARE" the Parish and have a RIGHT TO BE CONSULTED "BEFORE" DECISIONS ARE MADE SIGNED AND SEALED.

The gentlemen at the meeting also told the Parish Priest Fr. Larry (the Bully) White of the fact it is "OUR" CHURCH, "OUR" PARISH, "OUR" PARISH CENTRE, WE FUNDRAISED AND BUILT THE CHURCH AND THE CENTRE and he is but one of the many Clergy passing through. They wanted to know did the decision for the changes come from Archbishop's house but Fr. White said it was from him which we know enraged a lot of those present who said they certainly WOULD "NOT" BE PAYING FOR THE WORK FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS while he swans off to his next Parish (and the sooner the better).

The main problem is a non democratic Parish with a bully manipulating Parish Priest trained as a Psychotherapist to keep control of his close comrades that he has placed in all his Parish Committees to guarantee he gets the EGO BOOST at every meeting and all his plans passed.

Another Parishioner hinted that he did something similar in his last Parish and left it with massive debts. Maybe someone should look into this. He was in St. Mary's Lucan prior to Bray - are they still paying for his folly!!

YOUR GRACE ARCHBISHOP MARTIN WHERE ART THOU? You want to save money, you are cutting back on essential services within the Parishes in the Diocese so WHY IS THIS SMALL MAN WITH AN INFLATED EGO let lose the run of himself and do things in our Parish that nobody wants and will give us three quarters of a million Euro in debt????????

Of course we don't expect any help from you to take him down a peg or two when you have not even come out and called for Bishop Magee to step down but himed and hawed around the issue without saying anything positive.

Wait to see how many extra seats will be desserted in the Churches around the country this year. You will soon only have each other as your audience - the laity will be gone because the really old foot soldiers are dying off due to age and the current and next generations are so disgusted with the entire Church they don't want to know any more and you really don't care........now do you????