Monday, June 26, 2006

why

Why is it that whenever we finally get a priest people love, that he doesn't get to stay? Father H. has been reassigned after only a year with us. I am so bummed :/ He has really touched a lot of hearts since he has been here. The teenagers absolutely adore him (partly because he is really close in age to them, LOL)

I feel like one of my kids is moving away. He is only 30. I have a child older than him! I jokingly told him yesterday that we would all be moving to the new town & parish. His eyes lit up and he said "REALLY?" I told him I was kidding him, and he looked so sad and said, "That's not funny" I felt bad then. He has only been an ordained priest for a year, and has spent it at our parish. We have helped him get used to the US (he's from Peru)

I think the youth group will be making a field trip and visiting him in his new parish. He is going to try and come to the dinner concert in August anyway.

2 comments:

Pez said...

Sorry that you are losing your new priest (and a well-liked one!).

Fishie said...

I never got that reassignment thing either. Of course, Baptists usually get pastors who stay in one place forever, and that could lead to another type of problem.

I hope the next priest is just as wonderful, and the kids love him too.