I think one of the most important things is that people can see that you are happy in your vocation.
What has been the hardest part about being a priest?
The hardest thing is definitively the funerals for young people. There was a heroin overdose here in Pleasantville less than three years ago. It was terrible.
What is one of your fondest memories from your time here?
Seeing the change in young people after the parish’s service youth trips. For kids in Pleasantville, ‘poverty’ is just a word, they’ve never really seen it. Young people realize service is a moral obligation, and they get involved with the community when they return.