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Fr. Ken's blog

February 13, 2019

It will be four years this coming February when I first set foot into St. John Fisher School. Back then, I was finishing up my assignment as Vicar for Priests and was asked to consider becoming a pastor again. That process required that pastor-candidates identify a minimum of three parishes, visit them, and sit and chat with the pastor and staff. Several my friends suggested that I investigate SJF, and so I did. At the urging of one of those friends, I phoned Sister Jean before my visit, and she spoke enthusiastically about the parish and school. She insisted that I should stop by the school when I came to visit. So, on that cold February day in 2015, I pulled into the parking lot not knowing what to expect. After chatting with the pastor for a while, he suggested that I should go and visit the school. We passed through the church while the 8 th Grade was practicing for Confirmation -such a large class, I thought- and, they were all smiling ! We walked through the school and all the students were - smiling ! Even the teachers were smiling! The school had such a wonderful spirit to it. As I chatted with Sister Jean, and later, Dr. Chermak, faculty and parents were popping into the faculty lounge to say “Hi!” I walked out of that meeting asking myself “Why...

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