Upper Pontiac parishes clarification

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In regards to the article on page 15 of the March 15 edition titled “St. Paul the Hermit Parish looks at financial options”, the article gives the mistaken impression that the change in rate St. Paul the Hermit pays towards shared expenses is a new change.

In regards to the article on page 15 of the March 15 edition titled “St. Paul the Hermit Parish looks at financial options”, the article gives the mistaken impression that the change in rate St. Paul the Hermit pays towards shared expenses is a new change. In fact, it’s been in effect since the end of the 2015 fiscal year, after a unanimous decision was made by representatives of the finance committees of all three parishes in the autumn of that year.
Further, this decision was not for any renovation or repair programs in either St. Joseph’s or St. Alphonsus, but because the three churches exist as independent parishes and therefore owe an equal share towards the common expenses incurred in their administration. The article leads one to the false conclusion that the parishioners in Sheenboro are subsidizing repairs and construction in the other two churches when in fact this is not the case.

Fr. Tim Moyle, pastor
Parishes of the Upper Pontiac