The people of Holy Childhood of Jesus Church in Mascoutah have experienced the true goodness of the Roman Catholic priesthood since the passing of our long-time pastor, Monsignor Jerry Hartlein, last Dec. 1. We have been enormously blessed by terrific "fill-in" priests who have worked hard to meet the needs of our parish while we awaited a new pastor. These good men grieved, prayed and worshipped with us. They've helped us with love, humility, compassion, sensitivity and good humor.
With the arrival of our new pastor (the Rev. Paul Wienhoff), the entire Holy Childhood parish wants to publicly thank these outstanding men and servants of the Lord for all they have done for our parish the last seven months. They represent the best of the Catholic Church and embody the true spirit of servant leadership.
They will always be a part of the Holy Childhood family. God bless.
Holy Childhood of Jesus Church