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Pastor’s Perspective

Published on May 3rd, 2013

Dear Parishioners,

It’s May!  What a beautiful month, one dedicated to our Blessed Mother.  There are other great events that happen this month, too.  Of course, the end of another academic year is a time of great joy for all our students, as well as for our teachers and administrators.  We will celebrate Mother’s Day on the 12th and then Pentecost on the 19th.  We look forward to celebrating Confirmation with our 8th graders on Pentecost as well.  Our local high schools will celebrate graduations this month, and some of our parishioners will be graduating college as well.  We offer congratulations to all our graduates of the various institutions.

On Tuesday, I will make a trip to Christ the King in Madisonville to meet with Fr. John Thomas and the parish/school staff there.  I have been to Madisonville numerous times through the years, but I have little familiarity with the particulars of the parish and the community.  They are grieving the loss of Fr. John as he prepares to move to Bowling Green.  Fr. Jerry Riney was here on Thursday to visit with me and some of the parish staff.  He will be a great pastor, and you will benefit tremendously from his preaching and pastoral leadership.  Let’s all pray for one another.  This time of transition is difficult for all three parishes involved in this particular change.

Last Monday, I had the opportunity to participate in the blessing and dedication of the chapel in the new hospital.  I concelebrated with Bishop Medley in the first Mass to be offered there.  I hope and pray that the new facility will be a true blessing to our entire community.  Congratulations to all who have been involved in this project.

My mother and my sister, Lynn, are coming to visit me Sunday night and Monday.  Mother always enjoys being here but has not been able to stay overnight since she had the stroke last summer.  She is determined to do so another time before I move.  Many of you frequently ask about her.  She has made wonderful progress over the winter and we are very grateful for that.  Thank you for your prayerful concern.

Love, Fr. John

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