April 8, 2017
April 7, 2017
There are things that have happened in my life and in the world around me that I hold deeply and take into myself when making this decision. Though I feel I am in a much better place psychologically and emotionally I do not feel that I should return to St Bruno and St Paul Parishes.
I know that this will disappoint many people and I am sorry for that. I have heard and read the many cards, notecards, emails, and words that have been passed on that have wished me well and hoped for my return. I am always sorry to disappoint anyone, but I have learned that I cannot make everyone happy and that my health is important.
Considering all this I have said and things I haven’t said, I do not feel I am ready to return to the pastoral/administrative position to which I had been appointed. As such, I feel it is best for me to resign my position as of June so that St Bruno and St Paul can know that they will have a pastor there to guide them as they continue to learn how to collaborate and look to building the Kingdom of God as a part of the universal family of the Church.
There has been wonderful things that have happened over the past 2 ½ plus years toward a vision of a truly catholic/universal vision of church that might be seen in St Bruno and St Paul Parishes. Where there was two very separate parishes there is now two parishes that look to collaborate and (dare I say) look to find ways to work together to help each other and the community. When that is done in the name of Jesus the world gets a taste of the Kingdom of God.
There is no doubt that there has been some hard and sometimes painful work that has been done. Change is not easy but is always necessary for Growth. As I have mentioned before “Life is change; Growth is optional.” I pray that you will continue to work together, live together, pray and praise together, and prosper the Kingdom of God together in your little corner of the world so others will see and want to be a part of the wonderful parishes of St Paul and St. Bruno.
I wish that I could have been there in person to tell you this, however, I remain in the desert for renewal and prayer. I will continue to pray for you, the precious children of God and for your continued journey of faith.
God Bless you always,