So, our parish’s pastor just got moved to become the pastor of a NEW parish. He has only been with us for one year, but the Bishop needs him at a newly formed multi-cultural parish. I completely understand his reasoning.
This priest is a very, very kind, gentle, loving man. He is filled with joy. A very happy man. Anyways, the priest before that was an older man, but an amazing priest. He was just more reserved. He was very down to earth. He was also AFRICAN AMERICAN. The priest before that was a man in his early 50’s. He was nice, and I personally really valued his presence in our parish and school, but he celebrated mass at the parish, and that is really all we saw of him.
Anyways, a family that became friends with our most recent pastor (the one being moved to multi-cultural parish) is now very sad that he is leaving. He says he resorted their faith in the Church, which is great. They made a Facebook post about this priest, and a parish/school employee commented “First priest I liked.” Other comments were such as “BEST priest we have ever had at our parish.” “Way better than the others.” These comments bother me greatly.
I had half the mind to comment on the post that they should be grateful for ALL the priests we’ve had at our parish. Why do people have to be this way?