Dear Parishioners,

Youth Ministry

After some serious discernment, Natalie Scott has decided to conclude her employment with us as our Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the end of our fiscal year (think end of June).  You can read her letter in our Youth Ministry column in our parish bulletin where she briefly discusses some of her thoughts and plans.  She will certainly be missed.  That being said,  know that she expects to remain in our area afterwards for some time as she continues with her ongoing plans of her own personal ministry which she will elaborate on in time.  I am thankful for her work and communicating with me and the parish so early which helps everyone involved.  As such, we will begin immediately advertising the position for about a month whereby we will accept applications from interested and qualified persons.  Please see our ad in this bulletin as well as that on our website for more details.  I am sure that you will want to express your support for Natalie in this transition period, and I encourage you do so.  She has many dreams and plans for the future, and we all want her to do well! 

With news of her departure, we then need to turn our attention to seeking out a qualified person to follow in her footsteps.  We have posted the position on our parish website,, and our Archdiocese website.  If you or someone you know is interesting in joining our ministry team in this position, please check out the official posting and email us a cover letter and resume.  Please pray for all involved that God's will may be done!

New Church Building Project

As you hopefully have read in last week’s bulletin, we had a town hall meeting and the conclusion was that we simply could not afford the project we had created.  So, what is next, simply more discernment.  If you have any thoughts or questions, do not hesitate to talk with me or Stephen our business manager.  Even more importantly, please seek out members of the Core Building Committee, the Administrative Council, and associated groups who were listed in the letter last week.  We will be meeting this month to reflect on what the parish wants to do or not do, after which I hope to get a consensus of direction.  As always, God’s will be done.  Let us all submit to the prompting of his Holy Spirit!



Fr. William Holtzinger