As you already know, the Archbishop named me Director of Priestly Formation, effective July 2. That means I will oversee continuing education and spiritual formation for all the priests of the Archdiocese. What you may not know is that is deemed a part-time job.
On May 10, Bishop Binzer called me--while I was in Florida--to inform me I would also become parochial vicar of Saint Rose Parish in Cincinnati. Saint Rose is a smaller parish, 150 years old this year, located on the Ohio River not far from downtown Cincinnati. Father Barry Windholz is currently pastor of Saint Rose, as well as the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains.
While I am sad to leave Saint Mary and Saint Boniface Parishes, I am happy to be assigned to serve the people of Saint Rose, a parish with a reputation of seeking to celebrate the sacred liturgy with reverence and having parishioners active in the practice of our Faith.
I look forward to meeting the people of Saint Rose very soon!