Kansas City STAR calls for Bishop Finn's resignation...what a bunch of nonsense!

There is not a single shred of doubt in this writer's mind that Bishop Finn has done everything possible to punish past evil actions perpetrated by some priest's in the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese. There is also not a single shred of doubt that he has done everything humanly possible to institute safeguards to protect children in the diocese now and for the future.

This morning the Kansas City STAR editorial board published a scurrilous and transparently biased opinion that called for our beloved Bishop Finn to resign. (Click here to ruin your day).

Our Bishop has proven himself time after time, instance after instance as the finest leader of our diocese in living memory. If you have time, please write the STAR regarding this cheap shot at Robert Finn.

The Kansas City STAR is nearly bankrupt financially...and not too far from closing the doors. Publishing nonsense such as this won't help its survival in a dying industry.

UPDATE: Here are some reactions by the faithful this far...

FYI - Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday - April 21st
High Mass at 7:00 p.m. followed by Adoration until midnight

Good Friday - April 22nd
Stations of the Cross at 12:00 Noon
Good Friday Liturgy at 6:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday - April 23rd
Easter Vigil at 8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday - April 24th
Low Mass at 8:00 a.m.
High Mass at 10:15 a.m.

Old St. Patrick Oratory's Canon William Avis to be interviewed on Catholic Radio

A parishioner sends this info about radio interview.

Canon Avis will be on Catholic radio (1090 AM) this Wednesday, April 13th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm CDT. You can also pick it up at www.thecatholicradionetwork.com.

He will be talking about Old St. Patrick Oratory's life, himself and the Catholic Church with the KEXS host.


Benedictine Barn Raising!

You are cordially invited to assist the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles in a barn raising on Saturday April 16th beginning at 9 am. We will be erecting a cow shed and enclosing a pasture for a milk cow. We hope to complete both projects in one day, so bring your family and friends!

All are invited.

  • Those that have carpentry skills should bring saws, hammers, tin snips and battery powered drills to erect the cow shed. Limited electrical power will be available via a portable generator.
  • Fence builders are also needed. Bring post hole diggers, metal stake drivers, wire cutters and heavy pliers to assist in building a barbless fence with electric wire.
  • Plenty of “go fers” (as in go fer this and go fer that”) are also needed. So, if you don’t have much experience in building, we need plenty of people to move fence supplies into position so other can drive them into the ground and shuttle barn pieces to those erecting the barn. This is perfect for those with older children.
Location - The Sisters are located approximately 45 minutes north of Kansas City, and 10 minutes north of Gower, Mo. Click here for a map.

Priory or Our Lady of Ephesus
8005 NW 316th Street
Gower, MO. 64454

Questions and RSVP – Please contact Paul Villotti with questions. In order to know how many to expect for lunch, please let Paul know how many will be in your party. Feel free to leave a message.
Home – 816-862-6368
Cell - 816-872-6120

Those wishing to help offset the cost of this work may send donations to Mother Cecilia at the Priory. Please make a note that the donation is for the barn project. The Sisters thank you for all your help and prayers for the successful completion of this project.

P.S. Those wishing to assist with prep work this Saturday, April 2nd at 9 am. should contact Paul so we can have enough for lunch. Thanks in advance for all your help!

Christmas at Gower!

The Benedictine Sisters have moved into their new home and it is beautiful. Here are a couple of photos. The first is of their new chapel. The second is a White Christmas at the new convent. For more photos and information, click here.

Parishoner Alan Troyer played a generous part in a story of leukemia defeated

Alan, who has been a parishioner at Old Saint Patrick and at the Our Lady of Sorrows Latin Mass Community has been a regular donor of blood at the Community Blood Bank. Over the years, he has donated over 20 gallons.

But, donors and recipients very seldom have the opportunity to meet. That changed recently as this story broadcast on various TV stations in Kansas City reported last night and this morning.

It is a very moving story...about usually anonymous donors helping others defeat serious surgery or diseases. Just click on the video to play.