Dear Parishioners,At the first of July Archbishop J. Peter Sartain appointed me the Parish Administrator here at St. Columban Parish and St. Peter Mission. I am grateful to the archbishop for this assignment. At this writing I have been here about four months and I am looking forward to serving you in the future. I have begun working the parish Pastoral Council and Finance Council and some various commissions and committees.
Download our Annual Report here. Because I have been busy getting my feet on the ground, the report is late this year. The report reflects last year’s parish activity, accomplishments and financial status for the period July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013 while Fr. Duc was here. It is a statement of accountability. In this year’s report I have followed how Fr. Duc presented things last year.
As you can see our parish is coming along quite well. As I look at things, I would like to make available more activities for our youth and have better materials for our children. I would like to find better ways of getting catechesis for adults. Of course, this all costs but I do think this is the way we should go. In the spring we will look and see how (and if we can) form a budget to make our parish a better place, especially for the children.