Special announcement from the Archbishop to SA & SN Parishes:
The Archbishop, along with the priest personnel board, has decided to reconfigure our parishes again. Beginning September 9, St. Anthony Parish will be coupled with St. Louis Parish, Batesville. Those two parishes will begin a partnership together and Fr. Stan Pondo will serve as pastor of both parishes.
Beginning the same day, St. Nicholas Parish will begin to be linked with St. Charles Parish, Milan. Fr. Whittington will remain as pastor of St. Nicholas, while serving as sacramental minister to St. Charles, Milan.
This has come as a huge surprise to everyone! We understand that there will be many unanswered questions initially, but please be patient as we sift through the details.
Fr. Whittington has departed for a two-week vacation to rest, pray and think about how to move forward. Let us grant him that time to freely do so.
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."
on Monday, July 6 at 3:05PM