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April 12, 2015

Dear Friends,

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 worked out!

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 St. John.

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.

Easter Blessings!


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