Bittersweet News: Fr. Joe’s New Chapter
Here is a special announcement from Fr. Brendan:
As many of you know over these last few years I have been working several large projects as Vicar General of Special Projects. The Saint Katharine Drexel Initiative, involving the transformation of the Elementary Schools, being the first and most time consuming over this last year. The second and newest one is that of renewal of the liturgy. Over this last year Fr. Joe has taken a lead in a new project involving Evangelization, called Catholics on Purpose. The bishop has now asked Fr. Joe to lead this latest project on Evangelization through the liturgy, appointing him Director of Evangelization. He will also become the Director of Vocations for the Diocese as of July 1.
The sweetness of this announcement comes in celebrating Fr. Joe’s appointment in this very important role for the future of our Diocese. The bitterness comes in that he will leave us as Parochial Vicar at Holy Spirit Parish come July 1, 2014.
His replacement will be Fr. Angelo David, who is currently serving as Parochial Vicar at Queen of Apostles and has been ordained for 3 years. Fr. Angelo served at Holy Spirit Parish when he was a seminarian and very much looks forward to joining Holy Spirit Parish.
We are sorry to see Fr. Joe leave but celebrate with him in his latest appointment. He has served us well so please congratulate him and thank him for his service. We will have a farewell party before he goes!