Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On behalf of Msgr. Mike Shugrue, Diocesan Administrator and at the request of Father Philip Johnson, I write to provide an update regarding the recent testing Father Johnson received, as well as the subsequent good news regarding the testing results. While it is confirmed that there is some new growth of the cancer, it is such that it is generally very responsive to chemotherapy and also has a good long term prognosis.
Father Johnson will begin that therapy this week and asks your continued remembrance of him among your intentions, as well as all brother priests suffering from illness, especially asking the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes, Saint Bernadette and if it is God's will to glorify His servant, Father Thomas Frederick Price, that the favor of healing strength may also be granted through his prayerful intercession.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. David D. Brockman
Delegate of the Diocesan Administrator