Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

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

Newark, NJ

#52449 Dec 19, 2012
I don't know why people did not see this coming sooner. Sattler's closed its 998 Broadway location in the early 80s. Bells supermarkets, disappear from the Nickel City landscape, and WKBW was trasnformed into Business Radio 1520. Of course parishes would eventually close finding many loyal parishoners without a home.

Pay close attention to what happens to the Central Terminal. That will provide some insight into the future of many WNY catholic churches.
God Bless Her

Buffalo, NY

#52450 Dec 19, 2012
God Bless the Benefactress for being the spark that promises to bring forth a most interesting chain reaction.

Stay tuned to this blog for what will be a gratifying sequence of events yet to come.

Let us pray that PhD continues to remain as predictable as he has been thus far.

Let the word go forth, throughout the Kingdom, that the Baptismal Font has been passed and from it the baptized shall be truly enlightened and immersed in truth.
anon

Buffalo, NY

#52451 Dec 19, 2012
Other Loans wrote:
Will any others claim items that they have on loan to them?
I heard there may be other people who have made loans to them.
Look out PhD.?
It sounds like you have triggered more than you may have bargained for!
Nothing like creating some division!
Merry Christmas, PhD !
May the Infant of the Nativity bless you and Our Lady of Fatima love you......all the way from their new home!
Everything else is pretty common though - I can't think of anything left that is that special. The statues are common and the other items are ordinary. The monstrances, chalices, vestments, altar appointments are nothing to write home about - sorry, but it is true.

The Mosaic of Mary, the Angels, the Baptismal Font and the Oberammergau Nativity set were the crown jewels of the appointments within the Church itself. All else pales comparison other than the building architecture itself. An insider told me she also has taken back the expensive crystal chandelier that she had bought and hung in the rectory and she also took back her Kittinger chairs which were worth a mint. A beautiful rectory on the exterior, I never quite cared for the interior.

Another item which was taken back was the enormous & expensive painting done in a half circle,depicting Christ and the Children. This was from Holy Name. Monsignor Walker had that painting appraised years ago and then it was worth several thousand dollars. I can't imagine how much it would be worth in today's market??

Thank goodness, she didn't take back the $50,000.00 stairs she had laid or the organ.
Ha Ha Ha

Buffalo, NY

#52452 Dec 19, 2012
Krzyzu Swiety wrote:
Anonymous, you are quite right. Fr. David was the perfect fit at Gualbert's and he remains much loved. However I know that Fr. David would never condone that unthinkable blasphemy. Fake relics are one thing and surely PhD has many of them. However the precious wood of the True Cross, the Instrument of our salvation is to be adored and loved.
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Apparently he "fit" alright!
Anonymous

North Tonawanda, NY

#52453 Dec 19, 2012
It's Christmas time. Don't forget to remove the rotting pumpkins in front of your church. Looks a little tacky.
Professor of Faith

Newark, NJ

#52454 Dec 19, 2012
Conspiracy theorists are now conlclude that Catholic Chuch closings in Buffalo have impacted daytime TV. They believe the closings of WNY parishes can be linked to the demise of soap operas. These programs include As the World Turns, All My Children, One Life to Live, and Guiding Light. Do you think the shortage of priests has caused the ratings decline of these once popular shows?
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#52455 Dec 19, 2012
anon wrote:
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Everything else is pretty common though - I can't think of anything left that is that special. The statues are common and the other items are ordinary. The monstrances, chalices, vestments, altar appointments are nothing to write home about - sorry, but it is true.
The Mosaic of Mary, the Angels, the Baptismal Font and the Oberammergau Nativity set were the crown jewels of the appointments within the Church itself. All else pales comparison other than the building architecture itself. An insider told me she also has taken back the expensive crystal chandelier that she had bought and hung in the rectory and she also took back her Kittinger chairs which were worth a mint. A beautiful rectory on the exterior, I never quite cared for the interior.
Another item which was taken back was the enormous & expensive painting done in a half circle,depicting Christ and the Children. This was from Holy Name. Monsignor Walker had that painting appraised years ago and then it was worth several thousand dollars. I can't imagine how much it would be worth in today's market??
Thank goodness, she didn't take back the $50,000.00 stairs she had laid or the organ.
It sounds like she throws around lots of $$$$ for all these things.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#52456 Dec 19, 2012
anon wrote:
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Everything else is pretty common though - I can't think of anything left that is that special. The statues are common and the other items are ordinary. The monstrances, chalices, vestments, altar appointments are nothing to write home about - sorry, but it is true.
The Mosaic of Mary, the Angels, the Baptismal Font and the Oberammergau Nativity set were the crown jewels of the appointments within the Church itself. All else pales comparison other than the building architecture itself. An insider told me she also has taken back the expensive crystal chandelier that she had bought and hung in the rectory and she also took back her Kittinger chairs which were worth a mint. A beautiful rectory on the exterior, I never quite cared for the interior.
Another item which was taken back was the enormous & expensive painting done in a half circle,depicting Christ and the Children. This was from Holy Name. Monsignor Walker had that painting appraised years ago and then it was worth several thousand dollars. I can't imagine how much it would be worth in today's market??
Thank goodness, she didn't take back the $50,000.00 stairs she had laid or the organ.
I must agree with you that I too have never found the statuary or other items inside that Church to be positively impressive. Their monstrance in particular looks rather modest, nor does the altar look that attractive. I do like the building and both Father David and Father Tom Gresock should be commended because it was never as nice as it is now until they began renovating it.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#52457 Dec 19, 2012
Academy Award wrote:
We are pleased to give the Academy Award to Noreen.
God bless you Noreen!
Thanks for the information on PhD's financial practices.
Next time, be more careful on who you tell your complaints to. You never know who is reporting to me indirectly.
Hugs and kisses, sweetie!
I too know that there is no love loss between Noreen and the pastor but she tolerates him for the sake of the parish. She has been there for a long time and she is hoping he will soon leave as he told her he planned on going to Our Lady Help of Christians next. Maybe that will soon be the third or fourth permanent home for his relics. I think someone should give him a dictionary and have him look up the word: P e r m a n e n t."
Anony Moose

United States

#52458 Dec 19, 2012
Professor of Faith wrote:
Conspiracy theorists are now conlclude that Catholic Chuch closings in Buffalo have impacted daytime TV. They believe the closings of WNY parishes can be linked to the demise of soap operas. These programs include As the World Turns, All My Children, One Life to Live, and Guiding Light. Do you think the shortage of priests has caused the ratings decline of these once popular shows?
No, these shows have raised the ratings of this blog
and that of the Buffalo Tragedy.
Intelligible

Buffalo, NY

#52459 Dec 19, 2012
Riddle me this wrote:
<quoted text>
What ever are you trying to say? You'te talking jibberish.

It's gobbledegook for some people at St. Anthony's.
Marvel of science

Buffalo, NY

#52460 Dec 19, 2012
Not long ago, a priest from Buffalo was sent for a psychological evaluation at a well known center where he was given several personality and intelligence tests, CAT scans of the brain and - unbeknownst to him - he was tested for HIV. Eventually he was fitted with a Plethysmograph (PPG): a circumferential transducer which measures the level of "growth" of his... while viewing ponographic photos. One set of tests with this device can also tell true gays from straights. Perhaps a mobile unit will soon be installed at 795 Main?
ANON

Buffalo, NY

#52461 Dec 19, 2012
I wonder as I wander wrote:
<quoted text>
Where did the money go? Think this way: if an Administrator takes $1,300 per month for his living expense in his own "parsonage", would it be wrong for a priest to take some money to pay his own lawyer, given the fact that the diocese pays lawyers for its own defense, not that of its priests?
Thank you for remembering the chumps at St. Anthony's who just keep working and paying while being kicked while their administrator keeps taking their money with a smile. No rules applied there. The money just keeps flowing out. And you thought it was a poor parish? The joke as always is on the clueless parishioners.
ANON

Buffalo, NY

#52462 Dec 19, 2012
Intelligible wrote:
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It's gobbledegook for some people at St. Anthony's.
I do not know what gobbledickgook means. I do know when I am being made a fool of by the clergy who think they are so smart. The St. Anthony people have been duped and they have no.....to stand up for themselves so they deserve to be robbed. And that guy has robbed every parish he has ever been at and everybody knows it.
ANON

Buffalo, NY

#52463 Dec 19, 2012
Marvel of science wrote:
Not long ago, a priest from Buffalo was sent for a psychological evaluation at a well known center where he was given several personality and intelligence tests, CAT scans of the brain and - unbeknownst to him - he was tested for HIV. Eventually he was fitted with a Plethysmograph (PPG): a circumferential transducer which measures the level of "growth" of his... while viewing ponographic photos. One set of tests with this device can also tell true gays from straights. Perhaps a mobile unit will soon be installed at 795 Main?
This place must be very busy and very rich considering the list of gay priests on this blog. More Bull the parishioners have to foot the bill for? Can we invest in this place?
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#52464 Dec 19, 2012
ANON wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not know what gobbledickgook means. I do know when I am being made a fool of by the clergy who think they are so smart. The St. Anthony people have been duped and they have no.....to stand up for themselves so they deserve to be robbed. And that guy has robbed every parish he has ever been at and everybody knows it.
Father Secondo is gone now.......whatever he has done he has done. Be happy he is gone and get over it already - what more do you want? I can understand when people get upset, but once it is dealt with, you have to then move on with your life.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#52465 Dec 19, 2012
ANON wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for remembering the chumps at St. Anthony's who just keep working and paying while being kicked while their administrator keeps taking their money with a smile. No rules applied there. The money just keeps flowing out. And you thought it was a poor parish? The joke as always is on the clueless parishioners.
Is your name David? I think it might be.
Shows what you know

Buffalo, NY

#52466 Dec 19, 2012
We miss our pastor: he was a real and dedicated priest who didn't spend a penny on himself, did not steal our money, did not act like a 5 year old in dealing with other people. Our pastor could say a real Italian Mass and preach off the cuff in Italian, who could say three Masses and preach three different but coherent homilies!!! Not like Lazy Freddie the Freeloader who only says one Mass a day, a bilingual Mass instead of proper Italian Mass - even though he's so proud to have studied and worked in Rome thanks to Uncle Pius - and doesn't get the point across to the poor people in the pews who don't understand the nuances of a recited, emotionless English homily that probably came out a 30 year old priest's magazine. Lazy Freddie is not liked and neither is his "museum curator" to whom he gives a job wherever he goes. Well leave Fred! And take her with you!!
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Father Secondo is gone now.......whatever he has done he has done. Be happy he is gone and get over it already - what more do you want? I can understand when people get upset, but once it is dealt with, you have to then move on with your life.
Redaktor

Buffalo, NY

#52467 Dec 19, 2012
God Bless Her wrote:
God Bless the Benefactress for being the spark that promises to bring forth a most interesting chain reaction.
Stay tuned to this blog for what will be a gratifying sequence of events yet to come.
Let us pray that PhD continues to remain as predictable as he has been thus far.
Let the word go forth, throughout the Kingdom, that the Baptismal Font has been passed and from it the baptized shall be truly enlightened and immersed in truth.
Will all this be reported in the Ampol by Dunkirk Dupa? It presents a perfect opportunity for Dunkirk and Roger Puchalskii to run articles that protest Bialkowski's innocence to put pressure on the diocese to restore him to his full priestly faculties. If restored, Bialkowski can return to cruising the gay bars in Allentown. If too intoxicated he could spend the night with Bishop Mallone on Oakland Place rather than risk a DWI arrest.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#52470 Dec 19, 2012
Shows what you know wrote:
Lazy Freddie is not liked and neither is his "museum curator" to whom he gives a job wherever he goes. Well leave Fred! And take her with you!!
<quoted text>
Always remember, misery likes company.

Unfortunately, you're in a pew all by yourself and that pew isn't even in Saint Anthony's.

Happy writing!

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