However, I wish I could share with you the article and pictures from OSV. (the online version is available only to subscribers and doesn’t include the pictures.) One picture shows Ms. Foley dressed in a white alb prancing about with an aspergillum sprinkling holy water at some sort of worship activity. Don’t you think that will inspire the young men of the parish to consider the priesthood? Many who still seek the ordination of women as priests see women in the role of pastoral-life coordinator as a stepping stone to full ordination. This replacement of priests with laity for liturgical functions may be a short-term fix but it will exacerbate the shortage of priestly vocations in the long run. If the laity want to be administrators, that is fine. But let the priests be priests.
UPDATE: I thought perhaps the parish web site would have some of the pictures from the OSV article. What I did discover was that no where on the web site or in the Sunday bulletins could I find any mention of a priest. I am assuming there is a priest who says Mass but he is left out of all information on the parish. If you are interested in vocations, speak with the Pastoral-life coordinator--Ms. Foley. Ms. Foley also has her own little "corner" of the bulletin each week for spiritual reflection and teaching. While they don't seem to have ready access to a priest, they do have an outdoor labyrinth and peace pole.
UPDATE #2: See also this post.
UPDATE #3: Fr.Z also has some words about this arrangement.
UPDATE #4: As I searched for more information about the function of the pastoral life coordinator I came across this obituary:
Mass for Mr. Alejandro C. "Alex" Villamil, 67, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 426 N. West Ave., Elmhurst. Mary Foley, pastoral life coordinator, will officiate.
Need I say more?