From Father Tom Nelson:
To faculty, staff, parents and to the students of Manogue (my kids):
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be leaving Manogue and I’ve been transferred to Saint Ann’s in Dayton and Saint Marys in Virginia City.
It is unusual for a Priest to takeover 2 parishes, but the Bishop has placed great confidence in me and after much prayer and conversation with colleagues and friends, I’ve accepted these assignments.
To my kids at Manogue, please don’t think that I’m abandoning you as this decision was not made lightly or quickly. In fact, my hesitancy in making my final decision was leaving you especially in a time that the world is in so much crisis. I love and care for every single one of you and want you to know how much God cares and loves you.
To the staff and faculty at Manogue, you are the best and it’s been a joy to work with you and to witness your commitment and love for the kids.
To the parents, you are wonderful. To see the vocation that God has given you to be parents in action has reminded me of the love, care and protection that God our Father has for us, his children.
May the Lord continue to bless all of you and remember, I’m only 60 miles away and that you are always in my mind, heart and in my prayers.
Fr. Tom Nelson