First, I have to tell a story… When I was in the military, our NCOIC’s (non commissioned officer in charge) wife was a preacher. We used to always laugh and joke about what her “sign” would say… Her name was Mrs. Lord! Let’s see… Services by the Lord… Guest speaker Lord on the sins of the flesh… you get the idea.
Next thing I wanted to say was that our last pastor was here for over 20 yrs and the priest before him for 25 years. Our current pastor has now been here for about 11 yrs, and it seems like he just got here yesterday compared to the ones before him. The priest right before him is now the parish priest 5 miles away… he tried to retire, but was called to the church 5 miles up the road which is great because we all tend to go there at some point for mass. We also combine our confirmation classes since they have a much smaller parish.