'Special Assignments'

In the annual big shuffle of priestly appointments each June, most moves involve the comings and goings at parishes throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Newly ordained priests get their first assignments, associates become first-time pastors or parochial administrators and pastors move to new parishes, either as pastors or senior associates. Meanwhile, a few veteran priests call it a day, figuratively hanging up their collars for retirement.

Pilgrimage for the soul

I thought pilgrims came to this country on the Mayflower? Why do I keep reading about pilgrims going to Rome and the Holy Land?

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