Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

The Diocese of Buffalo's "Journey of Faith and Grace" has led to the closings of more parishes across Western New York. Full Story
anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#56106 Jun 17, 2013
PoloniaPhil wrote:
<quoted text> Ha,Ha,Ha, At least I am still a priest. Wood, Littman and others are the real losers. No one who has left the priesthood,for whatever reason, deserves respect.
You pillow biters are all alike. Big talk=no respect.
MsgrBadski

West Milford, NJ

#56108 Jun 18, 2013
Priests' pensions in the Philadelphia Archdiocese are in trouble. What about priests' pensions in the DOB?
Cecelia

Niagara Falls, NY

#56109 Jun 18, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
Why did Fr. Sebastian Pierro from Lewiston resigned from his parish so suddenly and unexpectedly? Is this going to happen to the 'illustrious one' in the Falls in the near future? Does anybody know anything about that? Any 'divas' involved with that???
First of all let me say the Father Piero was a wonderful priest and is missed by many of his parish.
He left St Peter's parish after an ineffective partial knee replacement and the death of his beloved father. he needed to take a leave of absence to focus on his own health. You cannot run a parish that way.
After he went back to work as an associate in another larger parish and is dong well.
Be careful what you say since you don't reallyl know what is going on.!?!
Admonishing the sinner

Buffalo, NY

#56110 Jun 18, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
Priests' pensions in the Philadelphia Archdiocese are in trouble. What about priests' pensions in the DOB?
Still just saying anything to fill your lonely day. Even if there is not a problem, you would enjoy if people were dumb enough to care. Get a life! Don't you realize that other than your other self, nobody cares or responds to you.
Admonishing the sinner

Buffalo, NY

#56111 Jun 18, 2013
Mary of Magdela wrote:
Call yourself whatever you want.....you are that nasty Anonymous. I usually ignore you. If you don't like our comments, don't read them. See? that wasn't hard was it?
Art, Aren't you busy taking care of your five SONS? Why no daughters, Art? Oh, I forgot!

BTW, you never ignore me, you always respond.
A Note from PHD

Buffalo, NY

#56112 Jun 19, 2013
My dear parishioners,
I was deeply disturbed by the recent article in "The Buffalo News" regarding St. Anthony's and their new museum. Even more disturbing, is the fact that "The Buffalo News" also did a video interviewing the pastor there and the museum curator. Here at Gualberto, we have actual relics of saints, not mere dusty old fiddle back vestments. When I contacted the media to bring attention to "our" relics (ours when there is a cost - mine in all other instances), they weren't interested. Apparently, I may have called too much in the past and they now feel I am just using these relics to draw attention to myself.

I wish to remind you that these fiddle backs are of no comparison to the relic of the "true veil of Mary" which I have in MY collection. You may recall that I mentioned that many years ago, I invited Mary to join me in the Falls (the Church next to the casino) for cocktails. When Mary took off her veil, I excused myself to hang it up for her. At that time, I snipped a piece of it off for my collection. So you see, there is no problem in authenticating that this veil is truly from Mary as you have MY word. In fact, when Mary discovered what I did she became upset and sent a letter to the Bishop. Apparently, she "claims" she had just bought the veil at J.C. Penney's and that I put a big hole in it. If she thought I was going to pay for it, she was sadly mistaken. AS do you, if you think I am going to pay for the damage I have done with the air conditioner.

At any rate, I know Monsignor Voorhees was once assigned to our parish. Some of you may feel compelled to visit this museum of his. As your pastor and shepherd of your soul, I forbid any of you from visiting this museum. I can only compare it to visiting a protestant church that doesn't have the Blessed Sacrament, when we have the Blessed Sacrament right here in our church which was consecrated by ME. Our loyalty must be to MY relic collection and I urge all of you to write to the media and tell them they should write an article on ME and MY relic collection.

OUR collection is permanent to our church here. At least it is as permanent to this church as it was to St. Mary's when it was there. You see, though I told them it was permanent and used their money for it, I still took it one day when they weren't aware of it. After all, it was on loan. Permanent only means I won't move it as long as I am there and that they should pay for any costs. However, God punished me and I had the same thing that I did later done to me. As a result of what I did, that darn LaVerne came here and took the baptismal font, angel statues, other statues and a priceless Nativity Set that I had my eye on to confiscate for myself. MMM, I guess I shouldn't have crossed Mary and snipped that piece of the true veil. I've been paying for it ever since and I think that is why I am under appreciated here and in the Diocese.

So, STAY AWAY FROM THIS MUSEUM AND WRITE THE MEDIA ABOUT OUR OWN COLLECTION AND BE SURE TO MENTION MY NAME AND THAT I HAVE A PhD.

May God bless you and Mary love you!
New Relic

Buffalo, NY

#56113 Jun 19, 2013
A Note from PHD wrote:
My dear parishioners,
I was deeply disturbed by the recent article in "The Buffalo News" regarding St. Anthony's and their new museum. Even more disturbing, is the fact that "The Buffalo News" also did a video interviewing the pastor there and the museum curator. Here at Gualberto, we have actual relics of saints, not mere dusty old fiddle back vestments. When I contacted the media to bring attention to "our" relics (ours when there is a cost - mine in all other instances), they weren't interested. Apparently, I may have called too much in the past and they now feel I am just using these relics to draw attention to myself.
I wish to remind you that these fiddle backs are of no comparison to the relic of the "true veil of Mary" which I have in MY collection. You may recall that I mentioned that many years ago, I invited Mary to join me in the Falls (the Church next to the casino) for cocktails. When Mary took off her veil, I excused myself to hang it up for her. At that time, I snipped a piece of it off for my collection. So you see, there is no problem in authenticating that this veil is truly from Mary as you have MY word. In fact, when Mary discovered what I did she became upset and sent a letter to the Bishop. Apparently, she "claims" she had just bought the veil at J.C. Penney's and that I put a big hole in it. If she thought I was going to pay for it, she was sadly mistaken. AS do you, if you think I am going to pay for the damage I have done with the air conditioner.
At any rate, I know Monsignor Voorhees was once assigned to our parish. Some of you may feel compelled to visit this museum of his. As your pastor and shepherd of your soul, I forbid any of you from visiting this museum. I can only compare it to visiting a protestant church that doesn't have the Blessed Sacrament, when we have the Blessed Sacrament right here in our church which was consecrated by ME. Our loyalty must be to MY relic collection and I urge all of you to write to the media and tell them they should write an article on ME and MY relic collection.
OUR collection is permanent to our church here. At least it is as permanent to this church as it was to St. Mary's when it was there. You see, though I told them it was permanent and used their money for it, I still took it one day when they weren't aware of it. After all, it was on loan. Permanent only means I won't move it as long as I am there and that they should pay for any costs. However, God punished me and I had the same thing that I did later done to me. As a result of what I did, that darn LaVerne came here and took the baptismal font, angel statues, other statues and a priceless Nativity Set that I had my eye on to confiscate for myself. MMM, I guess I shouldn't have crossed Mary and snipped that piece of the true veil. I've been paying for it ever since and I think that is why I am under appreciated here and in the Diocese.
So, STAY AWAY FROM THIS MUSEUM AND WRITE THE MEDIA ABOUT OUR OWN COLLECTION AND BE SURE TO MENTION MY NAME AND THAT I HAVE A PhD.
May God bless you and Mary love you!
Any truth to the rumor that PhD has a new relic: the soiled diaper of the Holy Infant. Supposedly, its in honor of the five parishioners of Holy Name of Jesus Parish who decided not to leave the parish after he took over.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#56114 Jun 19, 2013
A Note from PHD wrote:
My dear parishioners,
I was deeply disturbed by the recent article in "The Buffalo News" regarding St. Anthony's and their new museum. Even more disturbing, is the fact that "The Buffalo News" also did a video interviewing the pastor there and the museum curator. Here at Gualberto, we have actual relics of saints, not mere dusty old fiddle back vestments. When I contacted the media to bring attention to "our" relics (ours when there is a cost - mine in all other instances), they weren't interested. Apparently, I may have called too much in the past and they now feel I am just using these relics to draw attention to myself.
I wish to remind you that these fiddle backs are of no comparison to the relic of the "true veil of Mary" which I have in MY collection. You may recall that I mentioned that many years ago, I invited Mary to join me in the Falls (the Church next to the casino) for cocktails. When Mary took off her veil, I excused myself to hang it up for her. At that time, I snipped a piece of it off for my collection. So you see, there is no problem in authenticating that this veil is truly from Mary as you have MY word. In fact, when Mary discovered what I did she became upset and sent a letter to the Bishop. Apparently, she "claims" she had just bought the veil at J.C. Penney's and that I put a big hole in it. If she thought I was going to pay for it, she was sadly mistaken. AS do you, if you think I am going to pay for the damage I have done with the air conditioner.
At any rate, I know Monsignor Voorhees was once assigned to our parish. Some of you may feel compelled to visit this museum of his. As your pastor and shepherd of your soul, I forbid any of you from visiting this museum. I can only compare it to visiting a protestant church that doesn't have the Blessed Sacrament, when we have the Blessed Sacrament right here in our church which was consecrated by ME. Our loyalty must be to MY relic collection and I urge all of you to write to the media and tell them they should write an article on ME and MY relic collection.
OUR collection is permanent to our church here. At least it is as permanent to this church as it was to St. Mary's when it was there. You see, though I told them it was permanent and used their money for it, I still took it one day when they weren't aware of it. After all, it was on loan. Permanent only means I won't move it as long as I am there and that they should pay for any costs. However, God punished me and I had the same thing that I did later done to me. As a result of what I did, that darn LaVerne came here and took the baptismal font, angel statues, other statues and a priceless Nativity Set that I had my eye on to confiscate for myself. MMM, I guess I shouldn't have crossed Mary and snipped that piece of the true veil. I've been paying for it ever since and I think that is why I am under appreciated here and in the Diocese.
So, STAY AWAY FROM THIS MUSEUM AND WRITE THE MEDIA ABOUT OUR OWN COLLECTION AND BE SURE TO MENTION MY NAME AND THAT I HAVE A PhD.
May God bless you and Mary love you!
Pastor,
poor choice for new organist.
PhD

Buffalo, NY

#56115 Jun 20, 2013
Grosz is around for a funeral of a relative, so I'm on my best behavior. I even decided to stick around the parish, which is unusual for me. I'm hoping he doesn't ask me what I do with all my money from the "Fathers Day Novena" and I'm hoping he doesn't ask me about the air-conditioner that I tossed out the window, plopping itself on the patio roof when I opened my bedroom window, not realizing you shouldn't open windows that have air-conditioners in them. Not sure what to do about the stipend for the funeral that Grosz is having. Should I keep it for myself or do I have to give it to him? I love the money and you can never steal too much, but I also need to look good in front of him, after all, the most important thing for me is to always make myself look good. The chancery is already on my case about another matter, so I better let him keep the money from the funeral. I'm only doing this because he's a bishop and I would like to be one.
PHD

United States

#56116 Jun 20, 2013
PhD wrote:
Grosz is around for a funeral of a relative, so I'm on my best behavior. I even decided to stick around the parish, which is unusual for me. I'm hoping he doesn't ask me what I do with all my money from the "Fathers Day Novena" and I'm hoping he doesn't ask me about the air-conditioner that I tossed out the window, plopping itself on the patio roof when I opened my bedroom window, not realizing you shouldn't open windows that have air-conditioners in them. Not sure what to do about the stipend for the funeral that Grosz is having. Should I keep it for myself or do I have to give it to him? I love the money and you can never steal too much, but I also need to look good in front of him, after all, the most important thing for me is to always make myself look good. The chancery is already on my case about another matter, so I better let him keep the money from the funeral. I'm only doing this because he's a bishop and I would like to be one.
Keep slamming. Your boldness and arrogance are going to cost you.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#56117 Jun 20, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep slamming. Your boldness and arrogance are going to cost you.
Sounds like someone is getting to PhD. I wonder what it costs?
MsgrBadski

West Milford, NJ

#56118 Jun 20, 2013
The Capuchins are going to divulge the names of all of their members credibly accused of sexual abuse. Will the DOB ever do the same?
A Leaky Faucet

Buffalo, NY

#56119 Jun 20, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep slamming. Your boldness and arrogance are going to cost you.
Dear PHD,

Is it true that you used parish money to entertain your classmates at a reunion? Was it fair to have the parish pay such a high liquor bill? Is it true that you have made some unusual expenditures that are more for your benefit than that of the parish? The parish account is not for your personal use, but for legitimate parish expenses.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#56120 Jun 20, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep slamming. Your boldness and arrogance are going to cost you.
You better have another drink. You'll feel better.
Polonia Phil

West Milford, NJ

#56121 Jun 20, 2013
Are all the churches going to become museums now? BTW, Voorhees does have a doctorate.
anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#56122 Jun 20, 2013
Polonia Phil wrote:
Are all the churches going to become museums now? BTW, Voorhees does have a doctorate.
Big effin deal.
Anonumous

United States

#56123 Jun 21, 2013
Anyone going to the Fr Joe Memorial foundation walk tomorrow?
Anon

Lockport, NY

#56124 Jun 21, 2013
Polonia Phil wrote:
Are all the churches going to become museums now? BTW, Voorhees does have a doctorate.
If there are no people going to church, a museum is the next best thing and the only thing Buffalonians think of. Instead of one good local history museum, let's have a lot of mediocre ones on every corner. None of them would fit the definition of museum. It must have killed them to give some credit to Father Segundo who gathered all of those items. And he wasn't even from southern Italy. I would still like to know who framed him.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#56125 Jun 21, 2013
Polonia Phil wrote:
Are all the churches going to become museums now? BTW, Voorhees does have a doctorate.
Western New York is full of displays and collections that say nothing and mean nothing to the unsuspecting visitor who may happen to stumble in on the rare occasions that they may be open.
The car museum is an example. At least the soup kitchens have better hours. Should we have more of them?
anon

Buffalo, NY

#56126 Jun 22, 2013
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>
Western New York is full of displays and collections that say nothing and mean nothing to the unsuspecting visitor who may happen to stumble in on the rare occasions that they may be open.
The car museum is an example. At least the soup kitchens have better hours. Should we have more of them?
No.

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