Welcome to Our Lady of Consolation Parish!
A Note from Father Farrell
When St. Leo and OLC were merged, both parishes were in deficit spending. Most mergers involve a large parish with a smaller one. Our situation, however, creates a special challenge. In order to attain financial solvency we have undertaken the Trinity campaign, bingo and a hall rental program. We are always looking for ways to cut expenses. We will be selling other buildings, but most of that money will go to the diocese to pay off our debt.
The question often asked is why the St. Leo worship site is still being used for Sunday worship. From a strictly financial point of view, the collection exceeds the expenses by about $30,000 dollars. Our business manager, John Duffner, has demonstrated this for the three years since the merger. This explains why St. Leo has remained in use until now. That source of income would be a risk if there would be a reduction in the use of St. Leo unless everyone were accepting of the move of the Sunday worship to Our Lady of Consolation.
Our Lady of Consolation Church is a territorial parish formed from
the former St Leo the Great Territorial Parish and Our Lady of Consolation Italian Personal Parish.
The joining of our two parish families has produced great spiritual and community growth.
We are creating a faith-filled and dynamic parish for all of our Tacony parish family!
Our Parish Mission Statement:
Our mission is to bring seekers to faith, to deepen the faith of believers and to serve all in the name of Jesus Christ.