April 5, 2007
Well, my first assignment has become public knowledge. After graduation I'll be moving to our parish dedicated to the Sacred Heart in Yonkers, New York. The brothers have ministered there for 116 years.
The church was dedicated on November 15, 1891 by Archbishop Corrigan, the sixth bishop of New York. The land had been acquired by Bonaventure Frey, one of the two Swiss priests who founded the Detroit province of the Capuchins, of which my own is a daughter province.
Sacred Heart was also the sometime assignment of Venerable Solanus Casey, whom we hope will be the first American-born man to be canonized.