The old saying “Money talks and BS walks” is coming true. After donations nose dived the idea of building a new church went out the window. A new school building also seems far in the future.
I post this so others that may be facing a similar situation of losing a beloved parish or church building can see that by stopping the money flow and holding firm the arch/bishop will be forced to compromise.
All Saints Parish structure seen as ‘unique concept’
It has been nearly two years since the closing of some Catholic parishes in the Batesville Deanery, including four in north Dearborn County.
The action by Archbishop Joseph Tobin of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis brought forth a range of reactions as parishioners looked to the future. And for the four North Dearborn parishes, the future appears to be different from what had been planned since all buildings remain open, but under one mantle — All Saints Parish.
“This is a bold and daring concept, but one that the new parish of All Saints is embracing quite fervently,” Fr. Jonathan Meyer, who became pastor of the four parishes, told The Beacon. “This is a dramatic shift from where some of the parishioners were, just a year ago.”