Friday, April 24, 2009

Diocese of Austin Appointments

Some priest appointments that might be of interest to some in the area:
  • Rev. Mike Sis, pastor, St. Thomas More Parish, Austin, effective July 15, 2009.
  • Rev. Dean Wilhelm, pastor, St. William Parish, Round Rock, effective July 15, 2009.
  • Rev. Brian McMaster, Director of the Vocation Office and Director of Seminarians, effective July 15, 2009.
  • Rev. Brian Eilers, Director of Campus Ministry, Catholic Student Center, Texas State University, San Marcos, effective July 15, 2009.
  • Deacon Chris Downey, to be ordained a priest June 6, parochial vicar, St. Mary Catholic Center, College Station, effective July 15, 2009.
  • Deacon Jonathan Raia, to be ordained a priest June 6, parochial vicar, St. William Parish, Round Rock, effective July 15, 2009.
  • Deacon Will Straten, to be ordained a priest June 6, parochial vicar, St. Helen Parish, Georgetown, effective July 15, 2009.
In other news, a Catholic hospital is no longer Catholic.

Trinity Medical Center in Brenham

The Franciscan Services Corporation and the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, have agreed to separate from Trinity Community Medical Center and its affiliated entities in Brenham. The 1989 merger of St. Jude and Bohne Memorial Hospital placed Trinity under the sponsorship of the Sisters of St. Francis, which operated as a Catholic health care organization pursuant to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services promulgated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Due to a recent clarifying interpretation of the Ethical and Religious Directives, Trinity’s board of directors, in consultation with its medical staff, requested to terminate Catholic sponsorship. Trinity will continue to serve the Brenham and Washington County area as a nonprofit health facility, but it will not be a Catholic sponsored hospital.

Sad, but this won't be the last one.

1 comment:

Jason said...

We are so excited and blessed to have Father Mike lead our parish.