When Fr. Joseph Illo was assigned as the pastor of Star of the Sea in 2014, our parish was struggling. Under his leadership there has been much good fruit. Attendance at Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and other forms of prayer and devotion have greatly increased. Financial giving, both to the parish and the archdiocese, have increased. Parish membership is growing, and the RCIA program is so large that we need to break it into two groups! When we host special speakers, the auditorium is packed.
Sadly, when Fr. Illo first began at Star of the Sea, there were some misunderstandings between him and the school. Hurt feelings and misinformation have spread and have compounded those misunderstandings, causing a breach between school and parish that is harming the entire community. We hope the following will shed light on these misunderstandings and help repair the breach.
List of some of the issues that have caused concern: