Mass to return to Monongahela church

Dec 1, 2012 Full story: O-R Online 149

MONONGAHELA – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh will return one Mass a week to a Monongahela church where it canceled regular services in May, leading to protests from its congregation.

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Whatever

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Dec 2, 2012
These 40 or so parishoners of the former St Anthonys pulled an "Al Gore" but they won. I hope their whining will keep them quiet for a while longer. These people need to find other things to do with their time rather than cause trouble. They also need to realize that things change. Move with the change and stop resisting it. I hope their funds go to pay the bills of the church they insist on keeping open. I find this fight to be out of ignorance, selfish needs. Truly, how Christian is it to protest for a building? Go and read the Bible to realize just how pathetic and selfish your fight really was. People, you need to stop being selfish and do what is best for the community not for your personal agenda. Pathetic.
Open Your Mind

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Dec 2, 2012
The troublemakers that have insisted on keeping a building open are selfish, ignorant people. Why would these people not want to do what is best for the community and church? It's more cost effective to only have one church. Of course the Transfiguration location was chosen for obvious reasons that these people are too blind to see. The people who have collected money to keep this church open should also pay a separate priest and pay the taxes and bills for their Park Avenue location. Instead of fighting to keep this building open, they should be fighting to make the merge work. Not only does this group of people need to let go but they also need to move on. Stagnant waters die. Change is good for everyone. Sadly, this group of people would rather see stagnant waters.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#3 Dec 2, 2012
Open Your Mind wrote:
The troublemakers that have insisted on keeping a building open are selfish, ignorant people. Why would these people not want to do what is best for the community and church? It's more cost effective to only have one church. Of course the Transfiguration location was chosen for obvious reasons that these people are too blind to see. The people who have collected money to keep this church open should also pay a separate priest and pay the taxes and bills for their Park Avenue location. Instead of fighting to keep this building open, they should be fighting to make the merge work. Not only does this group of people need to let go but they also need to move on. Stagnant waters die. Change is good for everyone. Sadly, this group of people would rather see stagnant waters.
I like your nickname, but if you think most on this forum can open their minds, I'm sorry to tell you that you're asking too much - most here are not capable of doing that. It would totally destroy their belief system.
for your information

Monongahela, PA

#4 Dec 2, 2012
it is not just a few (40) there is a whole family that want to keep the church open they raise and contribute alot of money to the workings of this church.tradition is also another reason ,they married raised families three four generations all of the money they raised (dinners,festa nut rolls) and many other things to keep that church going . if you were one of the volunteers that created that park and church etc. you wouldn't be commenting on this thread.thank you to the men and women for giving their support. all others mind your business. go volunteer your time and give your money to a organization of your choice.pray where you want create memories where you want fellowship at any building of your choice. leave these people alone,they can do it all by themselves.
wayne

Clarksville, MI

#5 Dec 2, 2012
If you are for a unified Saint Damien the Bishop needs to hear from you. Write a letter send an email this site does nothing. Take it from those who got what they wanted. This bishop has sent a very clear message. Make yourself heard and he will act. He made the parish leadership meaningless.
Cheeks

Mckeesport, PA

#6 Dec 2, 2012
wayne wrote:
If you are for a unified Saint Damien the Bishop needs to hear from you. Write a letter send an email this site does nothing. Take it from those who got what they wanted. This bishop has sent a very clear message. Make yourself heard and he will act. He made the parish leadership meaningless.
Wayne you and the others on here that trash us are whining idiots! You and your ilk thought after all these years you all got away with trashing us and closing down Saint Anthonys well guess again fool this is only the start! With GODs help one day the wrong will be righted and the traitors that bailed out on us and you people know who you are! We will welcome you back to Saint Anthonys!
MISSY MUFFIN

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Dec 3, 2012
Isn't it funny that the Transfiguration people are now irate because the Saturday night mass is moving to St. Anthony site. How does it feel people? They are all nothing but hypocrites including the priest. Wasn't it nice that HE changed all of the locks on the park, the church and the school of St. Anthony? He is a priest? Our letter from the Bishop says we need to listen to Jesus and unite. TERZA didn't even listen to him...His oponion, if you don't like it, go elsewhere. Does that sound like a shepherd to you?
wayne

Clarksville, MI

#8 Dec 3, 2012
Why do people twist things fot their own benefit. The folks at Trans fig did not ask for this but now that it happened they have embraced it. Why have two buildings when resourses can be used for pursuing the mission of the church. As far as FATHER Terza is concerned he does everything by the book and is a true preist and your lack of respect because he does not cater to your needs is terrible.
wayne

Clarksville, MI

#9 Dec 3, 2012
Why is only one group allowed to voice an opinion to the bishop anyway?
gshoes

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Dec 3, 2012
Look, the Catholic Church is a business first and foremost. It's not about god or saving your soul or salvation it's about money. When your church no longer produces a profit they close it and consolidate. When people quit giving their money to the church and give it to places that make a difference ie: the food bank, the world will become a better place
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Dec 3, 2012
Open Your Mind wrote:
The troublemakers that have insisted on keeping a building open are selfish, ignorant people. Why would these people not want to do what is best for the community and church? It's more cost effective to only have one church. Of course the Transfiguration location was chosen for obvious reasons that these people are too blind to see. The people who have collected money to keep this church open should also pay a separate priest and pay the taxes and bills for their Park Avenue location. Instead of fighting to keep this building open, they should be fighting to make the merge work. Not only does this group of people need to let go but they also need to move on. Stagnant waters die. Change is good for everyone. Sadly, this group of people would rather see stagnant waters.
"Obvious reasons"? "Blind"? "Selfish people"? "Group of people?" "Stagnant waters"? Such harsh words for someone who seems to want the best for the community...just sayin.
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#12 Dec 3, 2012
wayne wrote:
Why is only one group allowed to voice an opinion to the bishop anyway?
I would hope the Bishop would welcome ANY opinion that ANYONE would have and not limit it to "one group".
Tom

Monongahela, PA

#13 Dec 3, 2012
The troublemakers that have insisted on keeping a building open are selfish, ignorant people. Why would these people not want to do what is best for the community and church? It's more cost effective to only have one church. Of course the Transfiguration location was chosen for obvious reasons that these people are too blind to see. The people who have collected money to keep this church open should also pay a separate priest and pay the taxes and bills for their Park Avenue location. Instead of fighting to keep this building open, they should be fighting to make the merge work. Not only does this group of people need to let go but they also need to move on. Stagnant waters die. Change is good for everyone. Sadly, this group of people would rather see stagnant waters.
It's not about a building, you have no idea what this is about. Excuse my lanuage but you are an Ass****!!!!!!
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Dec 3, 2012
Tom wrote:
The troublemakers that have insisted on keeping a building open are selfish, ignorant people. Why would these people not want to do what is best for the community and church? It's more cost effective to only have one church. Of course the Transfiguration location was chosen for obvious reasons that these people are too blind to see. The people who have collected money to keep this church open should also pay a separate priest and pay the taxes and bills for their Park Avenue location. Instead of fighting to keep this building open, they should be fighting to make the merge work. Not only does this group of people need to let go but they also need to move on. Stagnant waters die. Change is good for everyone. Sadly, this group of people would rather see stagnant waters.
It's not about a building, you have no idea what this is about. Excuse my lanuage but you are an Ass****!!!!!!
And the repeated insults just keep coming from the peanut gallery. Let me repeat my question...What obvious reasons? Are you related to the Prez. Tom?
The Prez

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Dec 3, 2012
for your information wrote:
it is not just a few (40) there is a whole family that want to keep the church open they raise and contribute alot of money to the workings of this church.tradition is also another reason ,they married raised families three four generations all of the money they raised (dinners,festa nut rolls) and many other things to keep that church going . if you were one of the volunteers that created that park and church etc. you wouldn't be commenting on this thread.thank you to the men and women for giving their support. all others mind your business. go volunteer your time and give your money to a organization of your choice.pray where you want create memories where you want fellowship at any building of your choice. leave these people alone,they can do it all by themselves.
Really? They can do it all by themselves? This is the same group that was running the church into the ground with a huge deficit until Transfiguration bailed their ass out with a $50K check. This is the same group that doesn't even have a rectory to house a priest. This is the same group that cares more about the Festa than about God. Please - you are clueless.....
for your information

Monongahela, PA

#16 Dec 3, 2012
you may think you bailed them out but their bills were just that. bills almost every (business) has them. did you personaly dig tthem out did you pull the money from your pocket?if you did you should not be bragging about it. jesus doesn't like it why would they need a rectory to house for the priest when i think the one on main street is fine. or do they have to have their own it's only two miles down the road. if they are to use the same priest why would he need two places to live in ? do you think he might ask you for gas money or a ride. the festa was great place to give the community and the church families a safe place and also fun weekend for all. you probably didn't go anyway.i've been to both for many years can you say the same. have a nice day prez. no comments will follow
Mon City Man

Mckeesport, PA

#17 Dec 3, 2012
The Prez wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? They can do it all by themselves? This is the same group that was running the church into the ground with a huge deficit until Transfiguration bailed their ass out with a $50K check.
OH OH, here we go again! That mysterious $50K seems to be the problem and is it my imagination or is it growing?
Mon City Man

Mckeesport, PA

#18 Dec 3, 2012
Tom wrote:
It's more cost effective to only have one church. Of course the Transfiguration location was chosen for obvious reasons that these people are too blind to see.
I second the request to know what the obvious reasons are, maybe I am blind cause I see no reasons to do what was done except to create havoc!
Also, explain why it is cost effective to have only one overcrowded church where you can park and work up a sweat all at the same time or you can be at church an hour early to get a good spot, when there is a perfectly good building a few blocks away that is in (IMO) better shape.
da man

Charleroi, PA

#19 Dec 3, 2012
for your information wrote:
you may think you bailed them out but their bills were just that. bills almost every (business) has them. did you personaly dig tthem out did you pull the money from your pocket?if you did you should not be bragging about it. jesus doesn't like it why would they need a rectory to house for the priest when i think the one on main street is fine. or do they have to have their own it's only two miles down the road. if they are to use the same priest why would he need two places to live in ? do you think he might ask you for gas money or a ride. the festa was great place to give the community and the church families a safe place and also fun weekend for all. you probably didn't go anyway.i've been to both for many years can you say the same. have a nice day prez. no comments will follow
I don't think we bailed them out, I know we bailed them out. The $50K came from our weekly collections, so yes, I personally contributed to the "bail out." As far as the Festa, yes, I was there working to support the church as I do every year. The question is - were you?
da man

Charleroi, PA

#20 Dec 3, 2012
Mon City Man wrote:
<quoted text>
OH OH, here we go again! That mysterious $50K seems to be the problem and is it my imagination or is it growing?
It's your imagination. The amount hasn't grown. It's always been $50K.

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