New Monongahela church getting new pa...

New Monongahela church getting new pastor

There are 12 comments on the PittsburghLive.com story from Aug 15, 2011, titled New Monongahela church getting new pastor. In it, PittsburghLive.com reports that:

Jeff Pikulsky is a Valley Independent staff writer and can be reached at 724-684-2635 or via e-mail. Ways to get us The past headmaster of the former Mon Valley Catholic High School will return to the Mid-Mon Valley to lead a new Roman Catholic parish formed in Monongahela as part of a widespread reconfiguration.

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FYI

United States

#1 Aug 15, 2011
If they wanted someone to unite the two churches they should of left Father George, or Father Bob here.
tina

United States

#2 Aug 15, 2011
Too late now. Still need to unite. Problem is tough decision was passed on by the bishop. Will be difficult to keep two church bldgs and school. Hope decisions are made based upon what is best for faith not personal agendas. Pray for the future.
kidrock

Greensburg, PA

#3 Aug 15, 2011
grace lutheran church just lost alot of families with the vote that took place on Sun. they just don`t realize it yet.
HUH

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Aug 15, 2011
FYI wrote:
If they wanted someone to unite the two churches they should of left Father George, or Father Bob here.
Father Joe as well.
Logical Man

United States

#5 Aug 16, 2011
The reason a new priest was brought in is because if either Fr George or Fr Bob was given the task of leading the new church, it would lead to feelings of favoritism by the church members whose priest wasnt chosen..

For example, if Fr George stayed in place to lead this new unification, then there is a chance that the St Anthony congregation might feel that he would always side with his parishioner, etc..and vicer-versa if Fr Bob was given the assignment...

I didnt know that priests can turn down assignments like the priest from Richeyville that was supposed to take over the new church..
Joseph

Mckeesport, PA

#6 Aug 17, 2011
I can't believe this!I will not speak harshly of our Lords priests but Fr Terza this will not unite both churches it will divide both churches even more!I knew him well and I can tell you he is much closer with the members of Transfiguration!Another thing any one can change but when I knew him his leadership of MVC was at times ridiculous and other times painful in situations where good kids were allowed to be treated unkindly to say the least however if you were a kid from either a well off family or were in good with the administration they could get away with almost anything!
UrKiddin

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Aug 17, 2011
Joseph wrote:
I can't believe this!I will not speak harshly of our Lords priests but Fr Terza this will not unite both churches it will divide both churches even more!I knew him well and I can tell you he is much closer with the members of Transfiguration!Another thing any one can change but when I knew him his leadership of MVC was at times ridiculous and other times painful in situations where good kids were allowed to be treated unkindly to say the least however if you were a kid from either a well off family or were in good with the administration they could get away with almost anything!
...Money talks, bu!!sh!t walks..even in the Catholic Church!
Sammy

Belle Vernon, PA

#8 Aug 18, 2011
Catholics must be wealthy to begin with to have so many churches.
UrKiddin

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Aug 18, 2011
Sammy wrote:
Catholics must be wealthy to begin with to have so many churches.
A majority of the churches members are not weathly..at least in this area.
monman

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Aug 22, 2011
The diocese doesn't give 2 hoots about the people of the parish's, nor regards the history of them and the families who's ancestors built the parish's. It's all about the money and the books. To them it's about the faith. To folks like me it's the experience along with the faith. I'd rather have a choice of a few local churches of the same denomination rather than just one. When these churches were built they had fewer members than when they were suppressed. Now churches complain that they don't have money to fix this and that. Granted certain areas have more money than others, but I can remember growing up when my church needed a new roof, they raised the funds however they could. People aren't motivated anymore and the church officials take the easy way out. I wish the best to the new church and it's members and I hope that it does well.
Maya

Braddock, PA

#11 Aug 22, 2011
We should all welcome our new pastor. Father Guido Sarduci.
Fred

Fredericksburg, VA

#12 Aug 22, 2011
monman wrote:
The diocese doesn't give 2 hoots about the people of the parish's, nor regards the history of them and the families who's ancestors built the parish's. It's all about the money and the books. To them it's about the faith. To folks like me it's the experience along with the faith. I'd rather have a choice of a few local churches of the same denomination rather than just one. When these churches were built they had fewer members than when they were suppressed. Now churches complain that they don't have money to fix this and that. Granted certain areas have more money than others, but I can remember growing up when my church needed a new roof, they raised the funds however they could. People aren't motivated anymore and the church officials take the easy way out. I wish the best to the new church and it's members and I hope that it does well.
It is all about faith. The diocese is nuts so forget them. Buidings? We probably should have one as much as I like having two.

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