We're getting a new church!!

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We're getting a new church!!
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Wed, 09-03-2003 - 5:06pm
Bishop Louverde gave the green light on forming a new church in our area and we live in the boundaries for it. It's kind of sad to leave our old church now that we've grown attatched to it, but our new one will be much closer to the house AND they are building a SCHOOL!!! The only weird thing is for the time being, Masses will be held at a funeral home. I hope they can get permission soon from the school board for us to use a local Elem school instead. The church should be built in a couple years.

My only other concern deals with this new baby. I don't mind Mass in any building, but for Baptisms I like to be in an actual church. Has anyone else gone through this? Maybe I'm just being funny, afterall, I was Confirmed in a hall that our church was using while the new church was being built.

Kim

Kim mom to Brad, Matt, Emma, Sarah, and Meagan

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Wed, 09-03-2003 - 5:21pm
I never really thought about the baptism thing. Our church doesn't baptize in the sanctuary at all (except for Easter Vigil, of course). Infant baptisms take place in the narthex. I guess the building has never been that important to me. A young adults group I used to belong to often held home Masses. We'd invite a priest to someone's home and celebrate Mass right there in the living room. It was really intimate and special.

Question -- you mentioned something about being "within the boundaries" for the new church. Do you feel obligated to go the church closest to you? The reason I ask is, I have real problems with the pastor at the church I *should* go to. Fortunately,however, there are two other Catholic churches within a very short drive (and plently more if I feel like driving just a few miles farther). We've made a home at one of them, just kind of wondered if the Church frowns on that.

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Thu, 09-04-2003 - 12:29pm
..Exciting news, Kim! You know, the Church out here was brand, spanking new about a year before we moved to the area. And I have heard mixed emotions about the old chapel and the new Church. Because we know no other, we are very comfortable in the new Church setting. About baptisms, gosh, I have only known of Baptism being held in the Church too. I would be way too partial to wanting it done in the Church opposed to anywhere else...BTW, how are you and that impending arrival doing? When are you due again?.....

Take Care

Jeanne

 


 


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Thu, 09-04-2003 - 12:56pm
I'm doing good. I'm only 9 weeks, so I'm barely showing. My only real pg issue has been the fatigue, so it's not too bad.

My mom and I were thinking that we might see if we could have the Baptism at her church. We went there before we moved, so it would be nice if we could. Then all of my kids would be Baptised in the same church.

Kim mom to Brad, Matt, Emma, Sarah, and Meagan

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Sat, 09-06-2003 - 4:17pm
Congrats on the new church! I wouldn't feel like you had to join the new church (maybe you want to, of course that's fine too). My old church had a formal district, but people pretty much ignored those boundaries and came from miles around (extremely popular). I can't imagine your old church would tell you to take a hike if you wanted to stay or simply have the baptism there. Remember, it never hurts to just ask. Tam