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????
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