Father David’s Letter

Dear Friends in Christ,

Some time ago I gave an interview with WSFI 88.5 Catholic Radio in Libertyville.  This was a great privilege and a very exciting moment for me, especially considering heretofore I had never had an extensive interview such as this one.  It was an experience I will never forget, an opportunity for me to give glory to God by telling my vocation story on air.  Before the interview occurred you might recall I shared all this with you.

After the interview I was assured that we would be told enough in advance when the interview would be aired so that information could be communicated to you, and thus give you the opportunity to listen to your pastor’s vocation story.  However, there were communication glitches that essentially prevented the time and date of the interview from being properly relayed to you.  Communication errors can happen to all of us, especially with our complex media systems; unfortunately the end result in this case was that very few of you were actually able to hear the interview.  I know some of you were disappointed about that.  Still, WSFI gave us a link to the interview, for which I am very grateful, and I think a few of you have since been able to connect with it.

Here is the link again:


If you have to type in the link please be very careful to be precise.  When I connected to this link I was asked to download the app Podbean first.  Seeing that it was a free app I did so.  I then started listening to the broadcast.  The sound is clear; you should have no trouble understanding it.  Some of you who don’t work with much multimedia may need some help getting the program queued up.  If that’s the case you might ask one of your children or grandchildren to help you!  The goal is to make this program accessible to all of you who are interested in it.

As a final note on this interview, again it was an honor and a privilege to share my story.  I did not do so to bring any attention to myself, but to basically give thanks and praise to God on air for the immense good he has done for me and my family.  Furthermore I saw it as a good news story to counter some of bad news stories that the Church was dealing with at that time, and frankly still is.

If you choose to tune in, enjoy the show!

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. David


St. Mary’s 125th Anniversary Celebration is on its way!

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