Our parish recently had an abbot visit us from a nearby monastery. He co-celebrated the Liturgy with our priest. Afterward, the abbot read a letter to the congregation that was written by our priest. It stated that our priest loved us, his parishioners, and that he found no greater joy than being our priest... but he, most unfortunately, has developed Parkinson's disease and will soon no longer be able to serve as priest. He will not fully retire until a replacement is found (there was already mention of an anonymous candidate).
This all came as such a shock... most people were openly weeping. Our priest has been the spiritual father of many in the parish for over 20 years. Anyway, please pray for the health of our priest and parish, and that in God's perfect timing a new priest will be found. Thank you so much. God bless