Those of you in the Diocese of Harrisburg have discovered/are discovering that priest changes are being announced this weekend, thus for those interested,...
Effective June 23rd, I will be the parochial vicar at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carlisle and Catholic chaplain at Dickinson College. I have had a blessed 3 years at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Hershey...I hope that I have led you closer to Jesus and helped form you in the Holy Spirit half as much as you have formed me and led me to Jesus and His Most Sacred Heart.
Thank you for everything!
It is especially painful to also be leaving as chaplain for Bishop McDevitt High School...there are few things that have filled my heart with more joy than being permitted to be an instrument for God to bring His life and His love to you. Nothing helped me grasp the spiritual fecundity of celibacy quite like high school ministry! You'll always have a place in my heart! Thank you!!!
Because I'm not a huge fan of those awkward goodbyes (you know, where you have that teary goodbye...then you see each other two minutes later...and you're all like "do I look at you again?!"), here's my schedule:
Next weekend (June 7/8), there's a coffee/donuts reception after all the Masses (I think), all of which I'll be at.
June 14/15, I will preach and greet at all the Masses at St. Joan's
June 19/20/21, our Parish festival in which I will subject myself to the dunk tank for anyone who feels the need to take out aggression for anything I might have done these three years
June 22, Corpus Christi procession following the noon Mass - couldn't think of a more appropriate conclusion to my ministry here
Please keep me in your prayers, as always, that I might be a good and holy priest after the heart of Christ.