Victorious over sin and death, Jesus is Risen. He comes to each of us with His peace and forgiveness. Let us welcome Him, for he comes to share with us His victory. May we recognize Him in the breaking of the bread and welcome Him to live in us. Jesus lives on forever; may he reign in us.
This is to announce that Bishop Jaime Soto has asked me to take on a new assignment this summer. Effective July 1, I will be the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in West Sacramento. I am very grateful to God for the five years that I have spent here at St. Joseph’s and it is with a certain amount of sadness that I will be leaving this wonderful parish.
Please know that you will be receiving a very loving and capable pastor. Bishop Soto has assigned Fr. Restituto (Resti) Galang to be the new Parochial Administrator of St. Joseph’s. Father Resti has worked in the diocese the last three years, in parishes in Elk Grove, Davis and Vallejo. Father Resti brings a lot of parish experience with him. Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. I look forward to continuing to shepherd the parish through the end of June and preparing for a transition: for you and for me. May the good Lord bless us all during this beautiful Easter season!