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Offline chichi is my cat

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« on: April 28, 2011, 10:54:27 PM »
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  • For someone who plans on moving to St Mary's, what would you recommend? Job opportunities etc.  For someone from a city is it a walkable town or are cars absolutely necessary? Any crime problems?

    Also for a town of 2,627 ( which is St Mary's population) how many of those are trads?

    Are the daily Masses there well attended? Is there a website that could tell me the Mass times there in St Mary's

    Also are there trads there who homestead on farms?

    Finally, pardon the questions, since another poster posted a poll on size of trad families are they large there?

    Detailed answers would greatly help me.

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    « Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 11:28:43 PM »
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  • I don't know alot of what you asked, but on the SSPX.org website I got this information from St.Mary's in Kansas.

    ST. MARY'S
    Assumption Chapel
    785-437-2471
    200 E. Mission Street
    Sunday 6:00am, 7:30am, 9:00am High Mass, 11:00am & 12:30pm
    Saturday 7:15am & 9:00am
    Daily 5:45am, 7:15am & 11:15am


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    « Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 11:30:46 PM »
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  • Actually just from that you could decipher some of the info. The fact it has that many masses suggests many Priests. A high mass has to be well attended.

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    « Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 10:30:10 AM »
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  • I think visiting St. Mary's, seeing if you like the town and parish, checking out the job market, then make a decision if you want to move. If you do still want to live there, find a job before you pack up and move, not after.

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    « Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 06:52:12 PM »
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  • Job opportunities: The only "large" employer in town is Custom Wood Products, which unless you are a skilled wood worker won't be an option. Of course there is a grocry store and other small stores and offices that have non-skilled jobs but they would not be benefit-providing family-wage type jobs. The main places for jobs would be twenty miles east in Topeka or west in Manhattan. For example I work for the State of Kansas in Topeka. Crime is no more or less of a problem than any other rural small town.

    Walking town: It depends how far you're willing to walk, for example the grocery store is a little ways east of town, not in the downtown business district. Like all Kansas towns Saint Marys is pretty spread out, not concentrated like towns in the east.

    What percentage trad: About half. This relates to your question about farm/homesteaders. Most families who can afford to buy land outside town rather than move or stay in town. Not that in town is a bad neighborhhod or anything but it seems like most traditional families are looking for land. So the population of the surrounding township (Saint Marys Township) is about the same as the city of Saint Marys and is also about half traditional. Not all traditional Catholics in the area are Society people, the Fraternity of St Peter has a chapel and school in nearby Maple Hill and many of the Fraternity people live in Saint Marys (and a few Society people live in Maple Hill)

    Mass attendence: All the Masses (including daily) are packed, except 5:45 am daily and 6:00 am Sunday, which are merely reasonably full.

    website:  www. smac.edu

    Homesteaders: See answer above, there are many families who live outside town on acreage (we have 11 acres just outside the city limit)

    Family size: All different sizes, some families of one (widows, widowers, young singles) many medium size, many large families (We have nine children, were an item in Pennsylvania, are not noticed in Saint Marys)





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    « Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011, 08:18:40 PM »
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  • Quote from: RomanKansan
    Job opportunities: The only "large" employer in town is Custom Wood Products, which unless you are a skilled wood worker won't be an option. Of course there is a grocry store and other small stores and offices that have non-skilled jobs but they would not be benefit-providing family-wage type jobs. The main places for jobs would be twenty miles east in Topeka or west in Manhattan. For example I work for the State of Kansas in Topeka. Crime is no more or less of a problem than any other rural small town.

    Walking town: It depends how far you're willing to walk, for example the grocery store is a little ways east of town, not in the downtown business district. Like all Kansas towns Saint Marys is pretty spread out, not concentrated like towns in the east.

    What percentage trad: About half. This relates to your question about farm/homesteaders. Most families who can afford to buy land outside town rather than move or stay in town. Not that in town is a bad neighborhhod or anything but it seems like most traditional families are looking for land. So the population of the surrounding township (Saint Marys Township) is about the same as the city of Saint Marys and is also about half traditional. Not all traditional Catholics in the area are Society people, the Fraternity of St Peter has a chapel and school in nearby Maple Hill and many of the Fraternity people live in Saint Marys (and a few Society people live in Maple Hill)

    Mass attendence: All the Masses (including daily) are packed, except 5:45 am daily and 6:00 am Sunday, which are merely reasonably full.

    website:  www. smac.edu

    Homesteaders: See answer above, there are many families who live outside town on acreage (we have 11 acres just outside the city limit)

    Family size: All different sizes, some families of one (widows, widowers, young singles) many medium size, many large families (We have nine children, were an item in Pennsylvania, are not noticed in Saint Marys)





    Thanks so much.

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    « Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011, 01:17:42 PM »
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  • How ethnically diverse is the population though?



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    « Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 01:27:52 PM »
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  • Quote from: Vladimir
    How ethnically diverse is the population though?


    There are plenty of racist SSPXers, but it's mainly against blacks I think.  Which is sometimes understandable after all.

    My grandmother lives in a town that was once entirely German and Catholic.

    In recent years some "do-gooders" (ie malignant leftists) arranged for the settlement of ghetto families in the same county.

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,974510,00.html

    The result of that is now there are now blacks living in my grandmother's hometown, walking down the street with the most absurd gaits, trashing houses, chasing white children from their playgrounds, and raiding outdoor weddings to eat the food.  And of course there's crime.

    I guess I'm to be considered a racist for saying that!  

    The neo SSPX is quick to call people racists (unless you have money)


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    « Reply #8 on: May 04, 2011, 11:35:10 AM »
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  • Some people I know from my church that have moved out there, have since moved back. Before you go out there, you had better make sure you have a job lined up first, and one that can pay enough to pay the bills. Might have to get two jobs to be able to afford tuition if you intend on sending the children to school there.

    I've heard a lot of epic fail cases of trying to move out there, and being very disappointed when the people pursuing a dream must move back, and have lost a significant amount of money in the process.

    Just make sure you have 1) Someplace lined up to live that you can afford, and 2) That you have employment BEFORE you pack up and move out there.

    Hey, go for it. Personally I couldn't do that, but if you play your cards right, you can probably accomplish what you went out there to accomplish.
    Matthew 5:37

    But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

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