by Anayeli Ruiz
News of the father's financial troubles traveled fast around town.
"For something to be wrong, fund wise, it is shocking that a church could be in that kind of condition and the members don't know about it," Andrews Resident, Roy Mitchell, said.
"If the money is something he needed he should of turned to the congregation as a whole. Presented the problem and the issue, have a decision made about it instead of having it behind their back," Andrews Resident, Neliza Davis, said.
"You don't trust anybody and a church is somewhere you should be able to go to and feel comfortable and safe at any time," Andrews Resident, Genesse Quintero, said.
According to the Bishop, Father Joey Faylona has requested a spiritual time to deal with this and other issues rather than moving to another parish. He's also making arrangements to pay back the parish.
But despite this, some residents in Andrews still don't think that it's fair.
"It's still not right, two wrongs don't make a right," Andrews Resident, Lauren Tyler, said.
"I think he should go through the law or the courts. I don't think he should of done it," Andrews Resident, Maria Martinez, said.
The Bishop tells NewsWest 9 they are still reviewing the books and they expect to have a much clear picture in the coming weeks.
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