Father Coleman announced last Sunday his reassignment by Bishop Jugis to be pastor of Our Lady of Grace parish in Greensboro, effective July 21. Fr. Paul Asoh, MSP, has been named as the new pastor for St. Mary's.
As WCU falls within the canonical territory of St. Mary's, students at Western are a part of that parish. The pastor of St. Mary's is responsible for the care of the souls of our students, staff and faculty, and for celebrating the sacraments on our campus. Fr. Coleman has done an astounding job of shepherding us over the past three years, showing great love and devotion for our students in particular. We thank him for sharing his love of Christ with us in so many ways; he will be sorely missed.
Fr. Paul Asoh is a member of the Missionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria. He has been ordained a priest for 18 years. He has ministered in Nigeria, Ireland, Kenya and the United States, working in seminary formation, as a college chaplain, and director of a retreat center. Most recently he has served as parochial vicar of St. Therese parish in Mooresville, NC. The Missionary Society of St. Paul is a priestly society dedicated to the mission of evangelization and to reconcile all things in Christ
(2 Cor. 5: 25). We look forward to welcoming Fr. Paul and sharing in the many blessings he will bring to our ministry.