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.

9 comments:

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...

Matt:
Property values went up?

Eric:
Yes, much easier and all free!

Brian:
See Lucas' comment

Lucas:
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.