Welcome, Fr. Sal! Back on Sunday, December 20 the Archdiocese of Detroit announced that Fr. Salvatore Palazzolo was appointed administrator of Holy Trinity Parish effective January 11. Father Palazzolo currently serves as associate pastor of Guardian Angels Parish, Clawson. Fr. Sal was ordained in 2012 and studied at Sacred Heart Major Seminary for much of the time that Fr. Jeff Allan was there. Fr. Sal is very excited to be coming to Holy Trinity Parish and I think that he will do a great job. Now, you may wonder why he is being made an “Administrator”, and not “Pastor”. Quite simply, it is the policy of the Archdiocese of Detroit that a first-time pastor serves as an administrator for one year before they are named pastor. But for all practical purposes Fr. Sal will be the pastor of the parish. Please join me in welcoming him to Holy Trinity Parish.
With Much Gratitude. Over the last few weeks I have been reflecting on the many, many blessings that I received while serving as your pastor here at Holy Trinity Parish. One thing that really stands out to me is that in some of the most significant moments of my life in the last 10 years you have walked with me and my family. For example, many of you attended the funerals of my Grandpa, Eugene Holob, whose funeral was at St. Stephen in 2007, my Grandma, Mary Holob, whose funeral was at St. Joseph in 2014, and my uncle Paul Allen Cokonougher, whose funeral was at Karrer-Simpson in 2012. You also welcomed my family into the life of our community by inviting my parents to many parish events (like the Parish Picnic and the St. Anne’s Christmas Party), and supported my Dad, John, as he made the journey into the Roman Catholic Church in 2014 through our RCIA program. My family has always felt welcomed here and enjoyed the Sunday Masses very much. Thank-you for taking us in as members of the parish family!
“Can we Visit you at St. Thecla”? Of course! Visitors are always welcome. St. Thecla has a great website – www.stthecla.com – and a great Facebook page – “St. Thecla Catholic Church”. Also, here is my contact information:
St. Thecla Church
20740 S. Nunneley, Clinton Township, MI, 48035
Parish: (586) 791-3930
Please keep Fr. Sal and I, as well as the parishes of Holy Trinity and St. Thecla, in your prayers as we begin 2016 anew!
Happy New Year,