Because of shorter hours, and less priests hearing confessions, people are leaving the line for confession, as the 4-5pm time for confessions is running into the second reading during the 5pm mass.
To make matters worse, the Latin mass that had been rescheduled to 1:30 pm every sunday, is now having a revised Latin mass, with half english ordinary mass included.
every other Sunday, which cuts in half the normal Latin mass. Why? Those attending the Latin mass are there to hear the Tridentine Catholic Latin Mass, not some make-shift half and half mass.
The past Sunday mass was delayed while Nassau County executives showered Pastor Msgr Lisante with accolades and one likened him to John the Baptist, and how he lived in the wild on locusts and honey. What? This is a far cry from Msgr Lisante's actions in our parish, renovating the accomodations that Pastor Robert Mason lived in , into a palace of comfort, for the ONCE A WEEK VISIT TO OUR PARISH. One wonders, has he even eaten locusts? I have, that puts me one up on our pastor.
The long awaited letter from Bishop Murphy arrived for the coronation of Msgr Lisante. As expected the Bishop has entered into a cover-up of the Mathew Blockley incident in which he tries to excuse Blockley as not knowing his Bishop from Saipan was looking for him and wanted him to return, and had suspended his faculties. To compund the matter Msgr Lisante claims to have first hand witnessed Blockley sending letters and emails to his Bishop "on several occasions". That is very strange, that no one received any such emails or letters, and from the time of their first meeting in the year 2000, that Msgr Lisante did not email or send a letter himself which any
normal pastor would have done, knowing that according to the official diocesan policy of Rockville Center page 10 reads:
GUIDELINES FOR GRANTING RESIDENCE OR MINISTRY TO EXTERN PRIESTS OR RELIGIOUS PRIEST
NO PASTOR/PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATOR, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OR DIRECTOR OF ANY DIOCESAN INSTITUTION OR FACILITY IN THE DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTER IS PERMITTED TO GRANT RESIDENCE OR FULL TIME OR PART TIME OR REGULAR WEEKEND MINISTRY TO AN EXTERN PRIEST
OR RELIGIOUS PRIEST UNTIL A LETTER HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM THE DIRECTOR OR PRIEST PERSONNEL ASSURING THAT THE REQUIRED CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK AND BACKGROUND CHECK HAVE BEEN OBTAINED AND ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF ROCKVILLE CENTER.
EXTERN PRIESTS AND VISITING SEMINARIANS:
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SERVICE IN THE DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE AN EXTERN PRIEST OR VISITING SEMINARIAN WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
a)WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PRIEST PERSONNEL
b)WRITTEN TESTIMONIAL AND REFERENCES FROM THE BISHOP AND HOME DIOCESE
c)AUTHORIZATION FOR A CRIMINAL HISTORY INVESTIGATION.
And this is the pastor that has been installed as of this week in our parish?
This is only the tip of the iceberg my fellow parishoners. The TV star pastor who does not have time to care for his sheep, in my opinion, SHOULD TAKE HIS ACT SOMEWHERE ELSE, and leave true pastorship to someone who cares.