17 July 2007
Where's Sr. Joan when you need her?
Not too long ago, three nearby parishes were combined into one: St. Gregory's, St. Therese's and St. Leo's. They combined to make Lumen Christi Catholic Community in what was St. Leo's. Millions of dollars were spent to expand the church. It is really nice inside, although the "worship spaces" leave much to be desired.
Now they are sans priest. Father Bauer, the former pastor, was assigned to the Bascilica. The parish now has no pastor, but a nun has been assigned in the interim. According to the Catholic Spirit:
Six priests have been given new or additional assignments by Archbishop Harry Flynn. He also appointed St. Joseph of Carondelet Sister Frieda Kalenze as interim parish life administrator of Lumen Christi Catholic Community in St. Paul, beginning Monday, June 25. Sister Frieda most recently served as parish administrator at St. Peter in Mendota and St. Olaf in Minneapolis. She also has served her community in several positions on its administrative team.
I know there is another priest working at the parish, but how long can this parish function without a pastor?
Posted by swissmiss at 7:40 AM