I am both sad and excited to tell you that I will be returning to my Diocese to begin a new assignment as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston, WV. My last weekend here will be on Pentecost Sunday, June 4 & 5. When priests are ordained, they take a Vow of Obedience to the Bishop and his successors. My Bishop needs me more in West Virginia than he needs me here in North Carolina. He was kind enough to grant me this time with you at St. Brendan’s. I have been blessed many times over during my Sabbatical and have been assigned to the one and only parish in West Virginia where I would even consider becoming a Pastor again. It was an offer I could not refuse.