"I found the editorial 'What colour is your church ? (Apr. 2011, p. 4) interesting, but my parish is neither red nor green; it's more a confusing shade of gray. We have a diversity of Sunday services and some really great outreach programs that suggest we are very green. Yet last year, the parish cancelled most of those services for the summer and failed to respond to my unexpected health issues, events that demonstrate its self-serving red side. My parish needs to focus more on the needs of its parishioners and the needs of the local community. Having lived in several places in Canada in the last 20 years, I fear this growing disconnect with parish life explains in part our shrinking congregations".