April 12, 2015
Earlier this week, Bishop Daniel called me to ask me to be
transferred to Fostoria, St. Wendelin as their pastor.
I informed him that my preference would be to stay, stating my
reservations. I do have great respect for him, and a growing love
for him & believe in the priesthood’s vow of obedience – so I told
him I would go.
Now I know that this has happen before with Fr. Walsh… you worried
back then, and, depending on your opinion – that change of pastor
So the Gospel this weekend shows us that it is normal to have
doubts, just as Thomas doubted.
But I encourage us to pray and trust in the guidance of the Holy
Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that asked Bishop Daniel the send me
to St. Wendelin, the same Holy Spirit will bring the right pastor to
We still have time, the assignment is effective July 1st – we still
have a lot of work to do. We will have time for our farewells.