Our Savior priests consider relocating to Old Rectory

By Ryne Turke on July 5, 2015 at 6:16am

photo of Old Rectory from warmowskiphoto.com

The priests of Our Savior Church in Jacksonville could be moving back into the Old Rectory.

The search for a new living arrangement started after Our Savior Church recently announced a third priest would be joining the parish.

Father Thomas Meyer has been with the Our Savior parish for the past five years and says the move is still in a preliminary stage.

“In the process of determining where to put the three priests, our attention has been focused on the Old Rectory,” says Meyer.

Meyer says the response from the church community at an open house was positive about the living transition.

According to Meyer, the Old Rectory was built around 1900 to house the Our Savior Church priests, but that changed in the 1990’s.

Meyer discusses what factors need to be taken into account when considering the Old Rectory.

“My number one goal is determining the right place for three priests to live and grow together in ministry for the parishes in Jacksonville and Cass County,” says Meyer.

The three priests of Our Savior will be sharing two condominiums until a new living arrangement can be established.

Meyer hopes to have a final decision on the relocation in the next few weeks.

Click here to listen to the full interview with Tom Meyer