Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bishop Clark Out and About

Contrary to popular opinion Bishop Clark is not in hiding. On April 6 he put in an appearance at Nazareth College. Blogger Jessamyn Slon gives us the details:

One of the other really rather special and exciting occasions of last weekend was mass on Sunday. Our weekly Catholic mass is at 7pm on Sundays and this past weekend we had the Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester, who I actually know personally, preside at mass! It's always such a privilege to have him visit us annually as he does, and it reminds the college community that we matter to the diocese, too. It gives young people a sense of a much larger community of which they're a part, and plus Bishop Matthew Clark is just such a gracious and charming personality, why wouldn't we love having him? On top of that, we also baptized one of our students and confirmed her and two others, making them official members of the church in terms of sacramental rite. It's an incredible opportunity and reminds us of what it means to be Catholic and why it's important.


Now maybe our good bishop could take his gracious and charming personality on a visit to St. John of Rochester, or St. Margaret Mary, or St. Charles Borromeo, or Holy Cross or ...

On second thought, maybe he should stick to colleges. He hasn't closed any of them lately.

3 comments:

Webster HT said...

Many moths ago, Holy Trinity invited our good bishop to the grand opening of our new gym (I'm sorry, parish hall.) Originally he had accepted. While we were trying to figure out how to uninvite him, he backed out. I think the reason given was a medical procedure. Probably for the best.

Mike said...

I have to wonder how many of your fellow parishioners would have committed to a "parish hall" fund drive, had they known your school was soon to be closed. Wasn't the new building's usage by the school a primary selling point?

Webster HT said...

Holy Trinity needed a new parish hall. However had we known we would have no school one month after its completion, we might have lowered the ceilings, skipped the basketball hoops and stage and cut the cost in half.