In mid July, we will be welcoming our new parochial vicar (associate pastor) here at SCL and he is making a return. Fr. Charlie Prost, CM will be joining us. He was here before as pastor from 1988 through 1994. He is from Perryville, MO and is several years younger than me, so I get to keep the curmudgeon and old fart title intact. He has been most recently in southwest MO as pastor of two parishes. It will be a bit of a transition for him, much less driving, but we are a bigger parish. I’m sure he will find SCL the good and welcoming place it is. Sadly, he is a Cardinal Fan, but I’ll encourage him to experience conversion, a test of my abilities I’m sure. I’m glad to have him come. We were just 2 years apart in formation. He is a good man and good priest. Please help him to transition and become one of us again.