A GIFTED PRIEST
You have your advocates of “sanctity.” You have your advocates of “welcoming.”
You have your organ music lovers. You have your guitar fans.
And don’t even go near the ongoing debate over communion in the hand.
For all that, it’s been my experience that the greatest determinant of parish spirit — both in communal worship and in overall faith life — is the pastor.
The priest sets the tone.
A good priest brings all the factions together, bridging divergent expectations and points of view.
A great priest creates an atmosphere of love.
Fr. Joe Krupp is such a priest.