My heart is just filled with a special gratitude this weekend. On May 21st, 2000, I was ordained to the priesthood in the Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel. It was a beautiful and sunny day in Krakow, Poland. And today 23 years later, I have been serving you, the people of St. Genevieve – St. Maurice in Livonia. I would never imagine that God would bless me with this undeserved gift of His Love. He truly is Awesome! I am grateful for the gift of His priesthood, and for every person whom I have served, I serve and will be serving. I am grateful for each of you. Please pray for me that I will be faithful to God’s call for me and be holy. You and your intentions are always in my prayers.
On Monday, May 22nd, I am leaving for Poland. Usually, this time of the year I try to have some vacation time with my family. It won’t be the same this year since my brother Matthias is very sick, as many of you already know. But this time I have an even deeper desire to spend some time with him, his children and wife and with my mom. I humbly ask you for your prayers for my brother, and the whole family. May God have mercy on Matthias and if it is His Will, provide a miracle. In everything may His Holy Name be praised.
Colleen Biddinger has been working very hard to find priests to celebrate Mass every day while I am away. We pray and hope that God will take care of that. There will be no confession before Mass during the week (except Tuesday evenings, and Saturday’s) 3:30pm until 4.30pm. With Hope to see you again on July 10th. If you have never been in Poland before I am taking you with me, in my heart.
With Peace. Fr. Tom