Greetings from Mundelein, Illinois! I am here (at the time of this writing) at Mundelein Seminary for the week. Archbishop Vigneron asked me, a couple of years ago, if I would study to be a spiritual director. He has sent myself, and two other priests from the archdiocese, to study to be spiritual directors for priests. It is a three-year course (three separate weeks every year) and this week begins my third year. There are 90 priests present from around the country and it has been a real blessing to study and, as another priest said in a group setting, the experience has been “like being ordained again!” Cardinal George Mundelein had this seminary built and the city was renamed (formerly known as Area) after the Cardinal who, then, purchased a fire truck, “Old #1”, in 1925 for the village, which the city proudly had restored. …FYI!
Before I left for Mundelein, I received a call that the archdiocese has assigned Fr. Greg Piatt as associate pastor for St. Anastasia, beginning July 1, 2016. We will, again, have two associate pastors at our parish…. // LEARN MORE