Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As I write this last bulletin article as the Administrator of Sacred Heart church, I want to express my gratitude for your kindness to me and your witness of faith. It has indeed been a pleasure to worship with you and to serve as your priest. I have been blessed with very dedicated parishioners who have made my experience and work even more enjoyable. Although I have only been here two years, I have fond memories. I will not be far away as I will be the new rector of St. Joseph Cathedral, downtown at Broad and Fifth streets. I will always keep the parish of Sacred Heart in my thoughts and prayers and I hope to see you in the future.
Fr. Adam Streitenberger will be taking over as Administrator effective Monday, August 5th. I believe that you find him to be an exceptional priest and minister of our Catholic faith. I am sure that he will find a welcoming community as I did. Fr. Streitenberger will be at all the Masses on August 10th and 11th to introduce himself. Some people have asked about a farewell reception for me. Given my schedule, I have to put that off until Sunday, August 25th. Fr. Streitenberger has graciously agreed for me to come back and celebrate the 11:00 a.m. Mass that Sunday, followed by a reception. I hope to see you then.
May God bless you abundantly.