Father Norman Pelletier, s.s.s. who has served as the local superior of the Blessed Sacrament Community at St. Jean Baptiste parish for the last three years has accepted a temporary assignment for the next few years at the invitation of the Superior general of the order.
Father Norman will be the Director of the St. Peter Julian Eymard Center in La Mure d’Isère, France. La Mure is the small town at the foothills of the Alps in southeast France where St. Peter Julian, the founder of the Blessed Sacrament order, was born and died. La Mure is now a retreat and pilgrimage location on the famous Napoleonic highway leading to other religious shrines, such as Our Lady of La Salette, and merely a few hours drive to Italy.
Father Norman will return to St. Jeans periodically as his permanent residence will remain in New York.
We wish Father Norman all the best in his new assignment. Perhaps there might even be a pilgrimage from St. Jean’s to La Mure in the future.