For three summers (2010–2012), John Mitchell was with us as an intern as he was home in Milwaukee for summer break from the North American College in Rome where he was studying for the priesthood. As you know, he was ordained this past May. He then went back to Rome to finish his academic year and is now again home for the summer. The Archbishop assigned him to work at Holy Family Parish in Fond du Lac this summer and then to continue his studies in Sacred Scripture in Rome for the next two years.
I have been looking for a time for Father John to have Mass here and to give you all a chance to congratulate him and receive his priestly blessing. We finally decided on Saturday, August 17 at the 4:30 pm Mass with a reception in the church hall to follow. Father John would love to see you and to share his new priesthood with you. I hope many of you will be able to attend.