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« on: August 13, 2011, 01:11:37 PM »

Dear All:

I am a recent seminary graduate, currently awaiting placement in a parish in my archdiocese.  My understanding was that the assignment would come in the late summer, but I have heard little from my bishop up to this point.  In the meantime, I've been sitting in limbo, and it is proving to be quite a test on my patience.  I am hoping to hear something soon, in the next week or two. Your prayers would be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 01:21:01 PM »

My prayers.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy.

(Must the parish vote to accept you?)
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 01:22:19 PM »

Thank you for your prayers.  No, the parish doesn't vote; in our Archdiocese, the Metropolitan assigns you as he sees fit. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 01:36:15 PM »

There's a nice open parish in Lake Charles, La. Not a lot of glory, but good people.

At any rate, I will pray for you wherever you are placed.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 01:43:09 PM »


Lord, have mercy!

Perhaps you should email your bishop and simply ask on the status?  Let him know how eager you are and how much you are looking forward to this new assignment.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 11:34:45 PM »

Lord have Mercy.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 09:22:25 AM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 10:32:09 AM »

I see that you are already ordained.  Are you a priest or a deacon? I am assuming this is your first assignment. In our church if someone graduates & is newly ordained they are assigned as a second priest to a large urban parish to gain experience under an older priest.
Maybe Metr. Phillip is awy on holidays.  Everything does tend to slow down in the summer, so do not dispair.
In the meantime we will all pray for you.
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