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For nine years up till July 2010, I was parish priest at St Simon Stock Catholic Church, South Ashford, Kent, England. From July 2010 until June 2011 I was Associate Pastor at St Peter's Cathedral, Marquette, Michigan USA and then Pastor at St Anthony Parish, Gwinn, MI until October 2013. I then transferred to the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon to serve as Director of the Tribunal. And that's what I am currently doing. Since February 2015 I have also been serving as Pastor at St Stephen Parish, South East Portland. I miss "da UP" (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) but love being here in the Pacific North West.

Monday, June 15, 2009

You know I asked for help

In last week's newsletter I wondered if someone might volunteer to replace the lights above the altar. Well, on the eve of his departure, our seminarian Samuel Davy helped me do it myself.

We erected the scaffolding and up I went! Samuel is very keen on 'practical priesthood' lessons at the seminary. He got one today!

Happily, I was not immolated upon the Altar of Sacrifice!



Blogger gemoftheocean said...


Somehow I figured a parish with a 6 foot gazillion inch former electrical engineer would figure this one out!

You were LEAST likely to be electrocuted.

Glad you figured out the scaffolding, because if you'd broken your neck there wouldn't have been anyone around to give you last rites in case you broke your neck!

10:52 pm  

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