On August 1, we said goodbye to Fr. Antonydoss Manickam and welcomed Fr. Merlin Rengith Alphonse Lezlie, who will be in residence and serving St. Joseph Church for the rest of the month. Fr. Merlin is from the Diocese of Kottar, India and has been studying in Rome. We send our thanks and blessings to Fr. Anthony as he returns to his home diocese in India and look forward to getting to know Fr. Merlin as he celebrates Sunday and weekday Masses and assists with other ministries in our parish. This is Fr. Merlin’s first visit to the United States, so please make him feel at home and help him experience all our community has to offer!