Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Change is an inevitable reality for all of us. Sometimes good, sometimes not as good, nevertheless we must
encounter and adapt to the variations around us. Even in parish life, change is unavoidable. I’d like to share some of the changes happening at St. Charles Borromeo in my letter this week.
We’ve made a few additions to the parish staff in the last month or so. The first person I’d like to introduce is Jim Vassallo as our new Director of Marketing. Jim has strong ties to the community and brings with him strong experience with local marketing. His role is to spearhead marketing efforts on both the school and parish level and help ensure that the Gospel message is being effectively proclaimed among ourselves and to the surrounding areas.
Next up is Angie Wojnar as Coordinator of Extracurricular Activities and Events. Angie is a longtime parishioner with her husband and four children. She has volunteered in a variety of capacities over the years both in the parish and school. In this new role, she will help to ensure that existing programs for the youth of the parish and school maintain their excellence as well as explore ways to create and introduce new
opportunities to enrich the lives of our young people.
As many of you may know, Pat Hafner retired this year after many years of service as the Coordinator of Religious Education. While she did a wonderful job and we will all miss her, we do need to find someone to take over that role. I am happy to announce that Michelle Doré will be our new person in charge of Religious Education. Ms. Doré has for the last several years taught in our school, holds a Masters in Elementary
Education, and her parents have been active parishioners here since the 1970’s. Under her leadership, we will continue to educate our children in the faith.
A brief reminder of a more sad change within the community is the impending retirement of Fr. Leo and his departure to the SVD motherhouse in Illinois. As sad as we are to lose him, we want to take an opportunity to celebrate his time with us and to say goodbye. Please mark on your calendars for Sunday August 18th after the
11:00 AM Mass for a farewell gathering in McCusker Hall. While Fr. Leo desires for nothing too fancy, please make an effort to join us for a gathering and refreshments in tribute to his many years of loving service to this wonderful parish.
Peace and Goodness,