Departure of Fr. Dave for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- Come to the Party, June 23rd -
Over the past 7 months I have been involved in an intensive discernment process using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to assist me in a decision on leaving the Society of Jesus and returning to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a diocesan priest. Many of you already know that before I was Jesuit, I had served in the Archdiocese for 14 years. That discernment has come to a clear and strong confirmation for my return to Los Angeles, which means my leaving St. Ignatius Parish, and beginning in a new parish in Los Angeles July 1st. Archbishop Gomez has accepted my return. This very good yet challenging prayer has been strongly supported by my Jesuit Provincial, Fr. Scott Santarosa. I am grateful for his support and encouragement over these many months, and for the 14 years I have served as a Jesuit.
I am most grateful for the gift of Fr. Mike, Fr. Tom, Fr. Art and Fr. Chuck and my brother Jesuits, who remain my brothers for their example and support over these 3 years I have served in such a wonderful parish community. I am thankful to have worked with such amazing and talented leaders in the parish, school and on a variety of committees. Above all I am thankful to you as a faithful community who in your prayers, encouragements, your tears and celebrations have blessed me with a living experience of a community that is the Body of Christ enfleshed. I take this treasure with me to the new parish work I will be starting in Los Angeles, grateful for so much you have given.
Please keep me in your prayers. This process of moving toward the new is exciting, and the letting go of the very good is definitely a grieving. Following the Jesuit tradition of listening to these many feelings – we are going to have a party – and I’d like to invite as many of you to come. On Sunday, June 23rd, I will be celebrating the 11:30am mass and I’ll be giving you three final stories, as always. Following mass we will have a big potluck bash in the parish center. Join me at this chance for me to express my thanks and offer you personal blessings. And if that is not enough – come for the great food and fun.
Many thanks, keep me in your prayers, and know you each remain very much in my heart and prayers.
Christ’s peace be upon all of the St. Ignatius family,
Do You Like to Party? Maybe You Consider Yourself a bit of a Party Planner?
Our parish is looking for a volunteer to lead our Events Team. This is a chance to plan and create fundraising activities like our Viva SI Gaming Night, Magis Dinner, and Super Bowl squares events. Maybe you have ideas for new activities you'd like to create! We need someone who wants to supervise our event execution. You will NOT be responsible for chairing a particular event, but instead help oversee and recruit event chairs and work with our parish communications manager and other staff to hold memorable celebrations for our community. Interested? Please contact Pastoral Council reps Vivian Macaspac email@example.com or Amy Rogers (916) 712-3334 firstname.lastname@example.org
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