Dear Family,

As we move into the fall season, I wanted take the time and speak to a couple of adjustments to my approach to being the pastor of three parishes. As of right now, we still do not have any news about the arrival of Fr. Jose Thomas, who will serve as a full time associate pastor (parochial vicar) of the three parishes. We continue to pray for his situation to change and for his swift arrival. I have been keeping Bishop Joseph informed about the status of our situation on a regular basis.

Regardless of any additions or changes to our current situation, I feel a need to get into a rhythm of scheduled presence in our parishes. Starting next week I am designating a set day for each of the three parishes, with a block of office hours. Obviously, anybody who wants to meet with me one on one, can still do so by calling or emailing Carol Reising, but being intentional about a block of time is important.  Please note that having three parishes means that events that require my immediate attention are prone to happen and it may disrupt this schedule and hours, but at least we will have a regular schedule. Below is the schedule:

Tuesday Office Hours at St. Philip: 9am - 2:30pm

Wednesday Office Hours at Corpus Christi: 9am - 2:30pm

Thursday Office Hours at St. Matthew: 9am - 2:30pm

My goal in all of this is to effectively minister to all three parishes as your pastor. Please continue to pray for me and for our staffs. I love you all very much.

 

In Heart of Christ,

Fr. Dusty Burns