June means lots of things to lots of people. For students, it means the school year is over. Families and individuals think of vacations and backyard barbecues. For most of us, it means the chance to get out into nature and soak up the summer sun. For priests, it is the time for changes.
As you probably all know, Father Sahd will be leaving us here at Saint Joan of Arc on June 20th to become the pastor of Saint Mark’s Parish in Greencastle and Saint Luke’s in Mercersburg. These parishes are going to be so blessed to have him with his gentle, priestly ministry. I want to publicly thank Father Sahd for the many kindnesses he has shown me this past year. He literally introduced me to this parish and for this I will be eternally grateful. We have become friends this past year and I will miss him greatly.
Next weekend, we will be saying goodbye to him after the Saturday 5:15 Mass and then again at our Second Sunday Socials after the 9:00 and 10:30 Masses. Please come out to thank him for all he has done at this parish. And keep him in your prayers---daily! I am sure you will also warmly welcome the new parochial vicar—whoever it will be— when he arrives on June 20. Priests expect change but that doesn’t make it any easier. Oh, and have a great summer!
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