July 28, 2012, 12:00 AM - July 31, 2012, 12:00 AM
I will be away between July 28th through July 31st. During those days I will be attending the 75th annual meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America at Notre Dame University, where I will be delivering a paper, participating in a seminar on Saint Paul, and meeting with former and present doctoral students. I apologize for being absent so soon after arriving, but this is a commitment that was made in the spring before I knew I would be appointed Pastor of St. Mary’s.
My classmate and friend, Msgr. Gerard Schmitz will fill in for me during these days. Please welcome him and do all you can to assist him, especially at daily Mass. It is always difficult to find things in a new parish. I will be back in the office on Wednesday morning. Thank you for your understanding.