Greetings in Christ!
It’s with a heavy heart that I submit this bulletin, my last one for you, my beloved parish families.
July 1 of this year would’ve started my seventh year with you guys and apparently, the Bishop decided that it was penance enough for you all!
All kidding aside, I want to tell you with all sincerity that I love you. You have helped me become a better priest than I was when I walked into our parishes six years ago.
Through all of you, the Lord healed my broken heart and I am eternally grateful to all of you for that.
I’m going to type up my last homily and submit it to both parishes to put on the website or whatever means is deemed most appropriate. It is in that homily that I will offer you my thanks, as well as some challenges for the future.
I ask you to welcome Fr. Todd, to cherish him and love him like you did me.
I will hold both of my parish families in my heart for the rest of my life.
I’m heading off now to minister to two parishes closer to my family which of course is a blessing to me. In the same way that I tried to give you the entirety of myself, I will now offer that to them. This means that I will not be coming back to help with weddings or funerals or other such things. It’s not a lack of love on my part at all, but a desire to be faithful to what the Lord is calling me to now.
Thank you for loving me as I am and helping me become more.