OLL News: OUR NEW PASTOR and Sunday mornings
Fr. John Forbes announced that Fr. Edward Burch will assume duties as the new Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes on July 1
(Photo above and following biography are from the Sacred Heart Parish website.)
Reverend Edward J. Burch was born in Kansas City MO in 1942, the youngest of three children. He was educated in Catholic schools and earned a bachelors degree in business from a Jesuit University, Rockhurst University, in Kansas City MO.
His business career included working for Western Electric, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies in Kansas City and Burlington, NC. After 35 years in a corporate career, Fr. Ed retired from industry in 1997 at age 54.
Father Ed was ordained May 31, 2003 at
Our Lady of Lourdes
in Raleigh. Father Ed’s home parish was Blessed Sacrament in Burlington where he was active in founding the Secular Franciscan Order. He was minister of the order for five years.
His first assignment was Parochial Vicar at St. Mark’s in Wilmington. Two years later, Fr. Ed was assigned to St. Patrick’s in Fayetteville as Parochial Vicar, and in 2007 was assigned to Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kinston as pastor.
On July 16, 2011 Bishop Michael J. Burbidge installed Fr. Edward J. Burch as pastor of Sacred Heart Church.
Welcome Father Burch! Thank you Father Forbes for your ministry to our parish!
Sunday mornings in the summer
...sometimes it's too hot to do outdoor stuff... sometimes it rains.... and sometimes there's just nothing that you want to do right after the 9AM Mass or before the 11:30AM Mass.
Well, we have a suggestion for you. Come to the Bernadette Center room 224, grab a cup of coffee and settle down for an enjoyable, informative session featuring a
Bishop Robert Barron
video. Then top it off with a comfortable, engaging discussion. A really good hour, well-spent with friends (old and/or new).
10:15AM to 11:15AM on Sunday mornings. June 11 to July 23.
: Just drop in when you can. You will be
Sent by Bob Bowerman on Sunday, June 4 at 12:14PM