I have just discovered Father B is leaving our parish next month. I am shocked and sad. He has been here as long as we have(longer,actually) and I will really miss him. He announced he didn’t request the transfer, but that rather the Archbishop re-assigned him, but that he was ok with it as it’s closer to his family farm and all his relatives, plus, he’s returning to the first parish he was at when he was first ordained 40 years ago. We are getting a replacement(and I’m sure I’ll like him,too) and Fr. P is still staying behind, but I wasn’t expecting this; it came out of nowhere and hit me hard. I am seriously bummed-out. What can I say? I like the guy and will really miss him!