Yes, you read the lead in to this edition correctly. Much of the results (of the tactics currently being used) remind me of the shift south to the Southern Cone. Life is tough, then you get out of bed.
There is a move afoot to merge Christ the King (Riverbank) with Saint Paul's Modesto. Here are at least some questions that have not been answered sufficiently.
1, Which of the two (CTK and SP) is worse off financially?
2, How will the diocese help the merger financially?
3, What are the long term goals and objectives of the Diocese?
4, Where are the long term financial plans that this merger will further?
5, Where are the long term plans for returning property to the diocese and how is the diocese
going to merge, keep open, close, and or sell property to further to goals and objectives of the
a) long term plan for the large amount of cash that will be returned to the diocese?
b) long term plan for the ECCO conference Center that will be returned shortly?
6, the long range plan for clergy training, staffing and working.
7, long range plan for outreach to grow the San Joaquin diocese?
These are the issues I can think of prior to any merger or anything else in the diocese. Can you, the readers think of any more? Just enter it in the comments section..
Saturday will be our day of rest and Sunday is the target date for a whole lot of movin' and shakin'.