Pastoring a multicultural parish: Can the pastor make everybody happy?

Connie Awrey, NFPC’s communication director, came across a US Catholic (August 2017) magazine article on pastoring in a multicultural parish and shared it with our staff.

Father Bill Barman is pastor of La Purisima Church in Orange, Calif.  The first three lines of his essay begin: “A wet knot on a pair of sneakers is hard to untie—even harder when they’re on your feet. As the pastor of a multigenerational, multicultural, and multilingual (Spanish, Vietnamese, and English) parish, I at times feel responsible for untying a lot of wet knots.” The remainder of the article is worth the read.

For Fr. Barman’s entire essay, click here.