This past Wednesday evening I received a telephone call from His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois.
He called to ask me to be the Master of Episcopal Ceremonies, his driver, and the Associate Director of the Office for Vocations, with residence at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, Illinois, effective January 11, 2010.
Shortly before he called me, he asked Father Christopher A. House to serve as the Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Auburn; of Sacred Heart Parish, Virden; and of St. Patrick Parish, Girard, effective January 11, 2010, while retaining his various duties with the curia.
Father House and I are both pleased to accept these assignments and are excited at these new works in the vineyard of the Lord.