A couple major events are happening in the near future in our church. After fourteen years as your pastor, I am going to a new ministry in St. Louis. You have been a vital part of my life and ministry for so long. It will be tough to move on. I have celebrated over 4,800 Masses here at St. Paschal Church. I have had well over 150 funerals. I have presided over more than 180 baptisms and have had the privilege to receive almost 70 new Catholics into the Church. This has been my home for a long, long time.
The other big event happening is the work being done on our Strategic Plan. This work had been put on hold for almost a year, but now is back on the front burner. Hopefully, we will see some significant changes in ministry and in the physical plant in the future.