My friend June Archer sends this request:
It was announced at Mass this a.m. that our pastor, Msgr. Ed Karl, was in the hospital with what doctors tentatively believe is pneumonia.
Msgr. Karl is 75. He submitted his retirement to the bishop in June, but asked for another year of service, having just pulled our parish (St. Mary's in Bethel, CT) out of debt ten years after the completion of a new church. He has been pastor for 14 years and is a much beloved figure. Somewhat shy, but a kind and gentle shepherd to his flock.
The family has been called and Msgr. is presently in the Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital. Your prayers are appreciated for this lovely man.