Hello Parishioners of St. John and St. Joseph!!
In this first of many columns that you will see from me, I just want to say first and foremost that I am excited to be here!! I’m excited to live in Duluth and get to know all of you over hopefully many years of service.
Much of what I would like to say at this point will also be spoken of in my first homily. But I just wanted to highlight a few things. First, I want to thank Fr. Rich. He has been very good to me as we both transition to new parishes.
I also know that he is loved by many here at St. John’s and St. Joseph’s. He is a good friend of mine and I know him to be a remarkable priest and man (aside from any lies he may have already told about me).
But in all seriousness, I know you will miss him dearly. There is likely some grief in your hearts as you see him go. And so while I’m excited for my arrival I acknowledge that there may be some sadness amongst those he has served for many years.
Second, I already mentioned that I look forward to meeting all of you. Honestly I think one of the best ways to meet people is through food. I just so happen to love food. So, if you’d be willing to have me over for dinner or take me out sometime, I would absolutely LOVE IT! (I also welcome food just dropped off on my doorstep 🙂 ).
Finally, just a little about me. I was ordained in 2012. I love being a priest. It’s been the wildest ride that I never could have imagined. When I do get some free time I enjoy fishing Lake Superior, hunting, playing hockey, and most especially I enjoy cooking.
I also enjoy watching sports, the Minnesota Vikings, and pretty much any NHL hockey team. May God bless all of you as we walk together on this journey of life. —Fr. Drew
Rev. Drew Braun……………724-6332
E-mail ……………… [email protected]