Dear Holy Trinity Family –
A few weeks ago I was able to share my joy with you in person, but in case you missed me or were at the 7:30, which unfortunately I was unable to go to, here is the good news: Just over 6 months ago I was named administrator of Holy Trinity Parish in Port Huron. Administrator is a title which more or less is equivalent to pastor but with the idea of a trial period. This period is typically around one year in length. I received a letter from Archbishop Vigneron on July 28th stating he has appointed me pastor. For me, this is a vote of confidence. For the people of Holy Trinity it promises some stability as pastors typically have a 6 year term, which can be renewed for a second 6 year term. I am very pleased to announce my becoming the pastor of Holy Trinity Parish retroactive to July 1st, and happy that I will have you and this place as my family and home. This being my first pastorate, a formal installation mass while be held on October 9th, 2016, 9:00am at the St. Stephen site. Bishop Byrnes will come to ceremonially install me into the office of pastor. The chicken dinner is that day and will start at 11:00am this year in order to continue the celebration after the installation mass. Please pray for me and know that I am praying for all of you!
My love and prayers, Fr. Sal