(From St Michael's bulletin this past week)
We have received official notification that Fr. Basil Stoyka - long time pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul parish in Lorain, Ohio - will be retiring as of December 31, 2014. With this impending opening, Fr. Joseph submitted his name to the bishop as a possible candidate for that parish and has been accepted. He will therefore finish his tenure as associate priest at St. Michaels and at the end of this current year will be assigned to Sts. Peter and Paul on January 1, 2015. Fr. Joseph and Maura are truly excited about their upcoming venture, not only because they will be going to their first parish, but also due to the fact that they will be close by - remaining within the Cleveland Deanery. We have enjoyed having Fr. Joseph and his family with us during these four years and we wish them much success in the future.
-Archpriest John Memorich