July 2019 archive of Blog

July 2019 archive of Blog

Our New Parish - Catholics and Pews

Posted by Caitlin Riley on 7/27/19

For pastors, one of the unsolvable mysteries is this: Why are the first pews empty during Mass? or rather why do people prefer the last seats? Could it be that our parishioners literally practice the words of Jesus in Luke 14:10 – ‘take the last seat?’

Another interesting feature ... Read More »

Our New Parish - What is a parish?

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 7/13/19

We have a new parish. What is a parish? According to Canon Law 515-1, a parish is a certain community of Christ's faithful stably established within a particular Church, whose pastoral care, under the authority of the diocesan Bishop, is entrusted to a parish priest as its proper pastor. ... Read More »

Our New Parish - One Parish with Two Churches

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 7/10/19

Since July 1, 2019, St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, duly established according to Church and State laws, has two churches namely St. Joseph’s Church, Chester and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Essex.  How are we, the people of God, going to run one parish with two worship sites or ... Read More »


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