Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Moving on Up

but not to the Eastside, back to the Westside.

I informed the Cathedral staff this morning of my request to change residences, which has been approved by Archbishop Pilarczyk.

As of August 1, 2009, I will be in residence at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Cincinnati's Westwood neighborhood. It is actually the neighboring parish to where I was first stationed when ordained 5 years ago, so I know the area well.

Why leave the plush confines of the Mother Church of the Archdiocese? Frankly, I miss parish ministry. (At this point, all the priest/pastors are screaming: 'WHAT?!?!') While the Cathedral is very comfortable, it is also very quiet. I miss having the 'people in the pews' around to chat, share and form.

I am very grateful for the three years I spent at the Cathedral, but am looking forward to being connected again with a parish.


M. Swaim said...

and you waited until I moved away from Westwood to do this....why?

Eric said...

Hopefully parking will now be easier to find for seminarian hopefuls seeking out their vocation director :)

Brian said...

I guess we'll have to meet at Willie's from now on.

Lucas said...

Brian doesn't know what he's talking about. I'll see you at Champions!

uncle jim said...

'someday' i was going to visit you downtown, and get a tour ... but now i've blown that i guess.
now i gotta find the westwood neighborhood and OLLCC ... someday

but, i still have 'til the end of the month to find you downtown, right?

Father Schnippel said...

Property values went up?

Yes, much easier and all free!

See Lucas' comment

Amen, brother!

Uncle Jim:
time and place?

dkeilholz said...

This is the third time I am writing this but Congrats Kyle for coming back to the best side and I hope you make a few stops at Elder. Also, your high tech stuff is giving me a headache so this is the last time I am writing on this thingy. Bless! Mary Keilholz and Fam.

Barb said...

Awesome news Father!!

All Saints Academy said...

Hey Father, Need help moving? We have a van and some guys with muscles.