A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Welcome Father Wilfried Tagba, SMA!

It is a great joy for St. Bartholomew’s to welcome Father Wilfried Tagba to our parish community for the summer. Fr. Wilfried is originally from Togo and is currently missioned in Pretoria, South Africa. He will be introducing himself at all the Masses this weekend. Please take the time to introduce yourself to him, invite him to a cup of coffee or a meal or, I understand, he enjoys tennis. I’m sure there are many tennis players in the parish! The presence of the SMAs in parishes in the Archdiocese serves to assist the parish priests during the summer months, but also to give these visiting priests an experience of the Church in the United States for a while….and YOU are the Church!  Welcome Fr. Wilfried!