Tuesday, May 13, 2008

WHAM-13 TV: Churches, Temples Strive to Make Ends Meet

WHAM-13 reports on the financial struggles of area churches and temples, exacerbated by the closing of Catholic schools across the region that may lead to an exodus of parishioners.

"Saint Boniface Church will lose its school in June. That worries Pastor Richard Brickler. 'It's sad to lose the school, I feel really bad about it,' he said. With the closing comes the concern that parishioners could also leave, but Father Brickler says members of his congregation are faithful and generous. 'Whenever we present the needs, they come through.'"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fr. Brickler is amazing. The parishioners at St. Boniface not only support their parish generously, but also run a successful "Adopt a Student" program to help deserving students receive a Catholic Education. They are an example of Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4. They don't have the resources of those of us in the suburbs, but they are generous with what they have.
If our Bishop had half the commitment to Catholic Schools that Fr. Brickler does our diocese would resemble Witchita!