As I announced at the Masses, Fr. Hightower has been asked to take the place of a sick Jesuit priest in Montana, so Fr. Joaquin “Boom” Martinez will instead be our new director after I leave at the end of this month. He is eager to serve this community (he was one of the Jesuits who proposed that they begin to serve Newman Centers), and I’m working with him via phone and email to orient him. Fr. Manh, David Vacchi, the pastoral council, and the student ministers will also make sure he has the orientation he needs.
Frs. Martinez and Manh won’t be able to come until mid-August, but I’m helping them find priests to do the Sunday Masses and confessions in July and the beginning of August. Community favorite Fr. Jose will be doing lots of those Masses.
God continues to provide for us!