Message from Father


Hello Everyone,
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I write to you today with a message from Father Andrew. I will first post his message so you can hear the news from him and then add my own thoughts at the end.
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“Perhaps one of the most challenging times in a priest’s life is when he announces he is moving to another parish assignment. I received and accepted the invitation from Archbishop Hebda to become the parochial vicar at St. Charles in Bayport. The assignment begins June 10th. I will be working with their new administrator, Fr. Michael Izen. The people at St. Timothy will certainly recall when he was their pastor a number of years ago. For any such departure, there are certainly many challenges. One of which is not really having a good and ideal way of saying goodbye. My new start date comes after nearly two years of serving the two parishes of St. Ignatius and St. Timothy. I will certainly continue to pray for you, and please do the same for me as I make my way to my new parish assignment. May God bless you always!”
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First, please join me in thanking Father Andrew for his two years of faithful service here at Saint Timothy’s and Saint Ignatius. It was great to be able to work with him and serve with him these past two years, and I know that he will be missed. He has always been dutiful in whatever pastoral need there was, prioritizing spending time with all of you, especially in the school and with the sick. I know he enjoyed his time with all of you and enjoyed his time in both parishes. His quiet, steady, humble demeanor will be missed. He was attentive to the details of parish administration and helped to make sure everything could flow smoothly as a result. Thank you, Father Andrew, for all of this and certainly much more.
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These are obviously not the circumstances that we would want to announce this news. We would normally love to have some sort of celebration or gathering for Father Andrew at both parishes as well. It remains to be seen whether we can do something along those lines, given the circumstances, but we will put our minds together to see how we can best thank him and honor him in the days ahead. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating him on his new assignment and thanking him for his time and service here at both parishes. Since we may or may not be able to have a formal reception of any kind, please consider sending any cards to Father Andrew at Saint Ignatius. The address there is 35 Birch Street East, P.O. Box 126, Annandale, MN 55302 

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We will continue to keep you updated in the days or weeks ahead on what the plan is going forward.
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God bless.
Father Meyer 

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