One of the main reasons the Archbishop gave for the parish closings and consolidations in the Batesville deanery was a lack of priests. The restructuring was supposed to help alleviate the problem. Instead of alleviation it seems it has exacerbated the problem. The administrator of the newly formed All Saints parish lasted all of three months.
According to the local newspaper he has decided “to leave the active priestly ministry.”
A pdf of the article can be found here http://thebrightbeaconindiana.com/AllSaintsApril2014.pdf
I can’t find any info on the Archdiocese website other than his bio.
“2011, (July), pastor, St. Joseph, St. Leon, St. John the Baptist, Dover, St. Paul, New Alsace, and St. Martin, Yorkville; 2014, administrator All Saints, Dearborn County; 2014, leave of absence.”
I know this man’s parents. They bought his ordination present at my store. Their happiness when he was ordained was something I will never forget. I can’t imagine what they are going through now.