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Chowder Chase Thank you!

Chowder Chase Thank you!

Thank you runners, walkers and volunteers for participating in the Chowder Chase 5K Run/3K Walk. What a great kick off to Picnic Weekend!  Runners – be sure to come back on Sunday for your bowl of chowder.  Great to see so many parishioners, friends and visitors at the post-race party featured music by  Party of Nine.

Retirement Announcement

Our faith tells us to always trust in Jesus, especially as we consider the future.

After serving as pastor of St. Mary’s for the past 23 years, I will retire effective August 31.

I place my trust in Jesus that he will guide my journey and the future of St. Mary’s. It has been a blessing to serve the St. Mary’s parish community and witness the inspiring faith journeys of thousands of parishioners through the years.

We have accomplished many wonderful things together as a parish community – building the new church, building the Parish Center, and supporting one another during joyful events and tragedy. I have always been humbled by the generosity, hard work and compassion of our parish family.

I anticipate that Bishop Richard Malone will appoint my replacement sometime in August, and the new pastor will be in place in September at the start of a new fiscal and school year.  Fr. Andrew will be extremely helpful during the transition.

I am grateful for your support, friendship, and dedication to our Catholic faith. I will continue to pray for you. I ask for your prayers for the new pastor and for me as I begin this next chapter.