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This Week's Message from Fr. Aaron Esch

Yesterday, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Jonathon Schmeckel was ordained to the priesthood. His ordination is the culmination of many years of prayer, discernment, hard work and perseverance.  It is also made possible by the support (spiritual and material) of many faithful Catholics. Join me in offering our most heartfelt congratulations to Father Jonathon Schmeckel!

Father Schmeckel received his first assignment from Archbishop Listecki. He will be serving the pastor and parishioners of St. Peter Parish in Slinger. We know that he will do very well in his ministry and be a great blessing to that community.

You are cordially invited to celebrate with Father Jonathon at all the Masses next weekend. He will be offering Mass and looks forward to visiting with you after Mass during hospitality in the Community Room. Please be sure to stop in and offer your personal well-wishes.

I am departing on Monday for my fourth (and last) summer of Canon Law studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. During my absence, Fr. Britto has been appointed the Administrator of the parish. Should you need to reach me during the summer, the best method is through the mail. My address is: 400 Quincy Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017. You can be assured of my prayers for you during the next few months. Please pray for me. I look forward to returning to St. Alphonsus in time for the Feast on the Blacktop on Friday, August 2. Mark your calendar, and I will see you there!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Aaron J. Esch