This weekend at all Masses, Bishop Cozzins made an announcement regarding Father Joseph Gallatin and his leave of absence. Click here to view the press release from the archdiocese containing the statement.
Father Gallatin also wishes to share his own words:
“I am truly sorry for the pain that this has caused the parish. I am grateful to God for the time I was able to spend here at St. Peter’s, and to all of you for the ways you help to spread God’s message of salvation. So many of you have been a great help to me during this difficult time, and that makes it especially hard to say goodbye. I will always pray for the people of St. Peter’s, even as I begin a new chapter in my life as a priest. I would appreciate it if you would keep me in your prayers to God as well.”