Why Churches Matter

Father Bob’s last Sunday homily…

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Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

This would be a great time to talk about the Lateran Basilica if I had ever been to Rome. But I have been to our two churches and I love them.  It is a good week to talk about churches as we honor the Mother Church of all Christendom.

The actual church building is obviously not as important as what they contain. The Church is the People of God and nothing is more important than the community that grows within it.  But churches are important.  You taught me that.  I know that from our merger process a couple of years ago.  When we had our town meetings the first question would be “Which Church are you going to close?”  I would say, “We are not going to close either Church.”  Then the second question would be, “Well, in five years which Church are you going…

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