Mass to return to Monongahela church

There are 149 comments on the O-R Online story from Dec 1, 2012, titled Mass to return to Monongahela church. In it, O-R Online reports that:

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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jim j

Pontiac, MI

#124 Jan 9, 2013
MaMouse wrote:
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Giving the "difference" to the poor is a great idea..Think the members of the former Transfiguration parish can see past the "money owed" to them by the "chruch on the hill" to do that?
Wonder what some see when they look in the mirror?..A child?..Or an adult acting like one?
. Hmmm probably neither. Who is acting like children?? Open my church or I wont go to church.
jim j

Pontiac, MI

#125 Jan 9, 2013
The finance group the pastoral group and the staff were stabbed in the back by the bishop. A group run by a methodist from pgh has led the effort. Our church leaders should be meeting with the bishop to find out why but they are doing nothing. If the finance and pastotal group are going to sit still and let this group run the church then chaos will prevail.
drama

Greensburg, PA

#126 Jan 9, 2013
Even goes on in Church.. geez.. ITS CHURCH FOR GODS SAKE
The EX

Mckeesport, PA

#127 Jan 9, 2013
Fr. Buds sermon last Sunday was 11 min start to finish, no one was asleep , held my attention and got the point across. just sayin.
Fr Guito Sarducci

United States

#128 Jan 9, 2013
Aye mya sermon wasa 15 minutes a long and a people lika whatta I say. Thenna we eat!!!
The EX

Mckeesport, PA

#129 Jan 9, 2013
15 minutes? That would be taxing my ability to stay awake! Now I can deal with the food part though.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#130 Jan 9, 2013
Young and restless wrote:
I have attended St. Anthony's since I ws born (24 years ago). I was baptized there. I received reconciliation, communion, and confirmation all at that church... Ive also laid loved ones to rest there.
I've made countless memories of Sunday school, the festa, decorating for the holidays and more.
Yet, I am not discouraged as the rest of my fellow parishioners. If you read your bible, and I hope you do, you will find nothing about buildings or worship locations. Jesus taught the people OUTSIDE. It did not matter where they were. They were happy to be able to come together as a community and worship their God.
I will even admit, that at the last mass at St. Anthony's, I cried. I cried like a baby. But just because I was sad, that was not going to discourage me from going to church and worshiping my Lord and savior. God said to keep holy the sabbath. Not watch tv and pray a rosary. What will you say to Him when you are in front of Him being judged? "Lord I didn't attend mass because it was against my principals"? "God I didn't go to mass to worship you because it's not tradition"?
I pray that my lost brothers and sisters will return to their faith. I hope that you will take your hostility and anger, and leave it at Gods feet so that you may heal and return to Him.
God Bless
I'm not being sarcastic (for a change). That truly is lovely and inspiring.
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#131 Jan 10, 2013
jim j wrote:
<quoted text>. Hmmm probably neither. Who is acting like children?? Open my church or I wont go to church.
So, you are assuming where I attend mass? Your comment sounds pretty juvenile to me.
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#132 Jan 10, 2013
jim j wrote:
The finance group the pastoral group and the staff were stabbed in the back by the bishop. A group run by a methodist from pgh has led the effort. Our church leaders should be meeting with the bishop to find out why but they are doing nothing. If the finance and pastotal group are going to sit still and let this group run the church then chaos will prevail.
Don't have enough fingers on my hands to count the "back-stabbers".
The Current

Pittsburgh, PA

#133 Jan 10, 2013
The EX wrote:
Fr. Buds sermon last Sunday was 11 min start to finish, no one was asleep , held my attention and got the point across. just sayin.
Pretty sad when you go to Mass and all you get out of it is how long the homily was. Instead of watching the time, try listening to the words of the Mass or what is being preached... Sounds like you found a new home at "OLV" in your case, you’re better off since you want something quick to the point and over with in 45 minutes or less so you can say you went to Church. But one question, what did you get out of it and take with you for the week to live by and lead others to God?
Rob

Charleroi, PA

#134 Jan 10, 2013
MaMouse wrote:
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Don't have enough fingers on my hands to count the "back-stabbers".
Backstabber
Definiton: Someone who doesn't agree with you?!?!
da man

Pittsburgh, PA

#135 Jan 10, 2013
Rob wrote:
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Backstabber
Definiton: Someone who doesn't agree with you?!?!
I love it Rob!!! You hit the nail on the head with squeaky the mouse!
The EX

Mckeesport, PA

#136 Jan 10, 2013
The Current wrote:
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Pretty sad when you go to Mass and all you get out of it is how long the homily was. Instead of watching the time, try listening to the words of the Mass or what is being preached... Sounds like you found a new home at "OLV" in your case, you’re better off since you want something quick to the point and over with in 45 minutes or less so you can say you went to Church. But one question, what did you get out of it and take with you for the week to live by and lead others to God?
Sad to say, but I actually agree with you! I am a pretty sad excuse for a catholic and I have never gotten anything out of church since day one. I go to appease my wife , who is a very devout catholic. I, on the other hand, could care less if any church is open...would that make me a non-believer or just sick of religion running my life, I dont know but I would rather save my money and stay at home but I dont have that option all the time so I opt for the quickest option - used to be Fr. Bob and his 28 min. Mass but I guess I will settle for Fr. Bud for now.
jim j

Columbus, OH

#137 Jan 10, 2013
Everyone is different. I find Terza to have excellent message. Unfortunately many feel they need to be entertained
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#138 Jan 11, 2013
Rob wrote:
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Backstabber
Definiton: Someone who doesn't agree with you?!?!
Geez...for once, I don't even know that your comment is worth addressing. Atleast you put the ? there. DaH!
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#139 Jan 11, 2013
da man wrote:
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I love it Rob!!! You hit the nail on the head with squeaky the mouse!
You would love it, "da man". LOL!
The Prez

Pittsburgh, PA

#140 Jan 11, 2013
MaMouse wrote:
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Geez...for once, I don't even know that your comment is worth addressing. Atleast you put the ? there. DaH!
And yet you still addressed it.......
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#141 Jan 11, 2013
The Prez wrote:
<quoted text>And yet you still addressed it.......
Ever try practicing what you preach, "Prez"? LOL!

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#142 Jan 12, 2013
The EX wrote:
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Sad to say, but I actually agree with you! I am a pretty sad excuse for a catholic and I have never gotten anything out of church since day one. I go to appease my wife , who is a very devout catholic. I, on the other hand, could care less if any church is open...would that make me a non-believer or just sick of religion running my life, I dont know but I would rather save my money and stay at home but I dont have that option all the time so I opt for the quickest option - used to be Fr. Bob and his 28 min. Mass but I guess I will settle for Fr. Bud for now.
Actually, I applaud you for your honesty, and even moreso, your unselfish attitude towards your wife. Keep up the good work :)
The Current

Pittsburgh, PA

#143 Jan 15, 2013
The EX wrote:
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Sad to say, but I actually agree with you! I am a pretty sad excuse for a catholic and I have never gotten anything out of church since day one. I go to appease my wife , who is a very devout catholic. I, on the other hand, could care less if any church is open...would that make me a non-believer or just sick of religion running my life, I dont know but I would rather save my money and stay at home but I dont have that option all the time so I opt for the quickest option - used to be Fr. Bob and his 28 min. Mass but I guess I will settle for Fr. Bud for now.
I agree and applaud you for being there for your wife but at the same time feel sorrow for all your missing in the Church. If you ever want to talk about this, please let me know and i'd be glad to meet with you on your terms.

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