The Cardinal has asked me to make the following announcement to you:
As St. Mary’s begins the Archdiocesan pastoral plan, Disciples in Mission, he has decided to create a team ministry for St. Mary’s. Fr. Anthony Cusack and Fr. Matthew Conley have been appointed to lead St. Mary’s beginning September 1st. Fr. Cusack will be the moderator. He has asked me to become the pastor of the collaborative parishes of St. Francis Xavier and St. Albert the Great in South Weymouth beginning September 1st.
Although this change is not a big surprise to me, I had hoped I might be extended for another two years to see you through this present crisis. The Lord is in charge and we go forward trusting in His guidance. I know Frs. Cusack and Conley are faith-filled and are looking forward to journeying with you in faith. I ask you to keep them in your prayers.
As I told the Cardinal, I am grateful for my appointment to St. Mary’s and coming to know all of you. Every pastor loves the people he is called to serve but my love for you has only deepened over the past eleven plus years. I will miss each and every one of you. Please be assured of my prayers and I ask you to keep me in your prayers as well.
Sincerely yours in Christ,