I am most pleased to announce that The Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee has appointed Very Reverend Jerome G. Herda to be the next Pastor of St. Matthias Parish. Father Jerry, who presently serves as the Vicar for Ordained and Lay and Ecclesial Ministry, will assume his new responsibilities on or about August 1. I will stay on until then. From the moment that I heard last fall that Fr. Jerry would be stepping down as Vicar, I have prayed that he would come to St. Matthias. I think that this is a match made in heaven. You will learn more about Father Jerry in the coming weeks.