Monsignor Fred Nijem was my pastor when I was first ordained. We were together at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Albany, Ga from 1980 to 1985. He was very good friends with Father Eugene Walsh, SS, the famous liturgist of that period who would often visit him in Albany, during Holy Week no less, and critque my every move at the Liturgies I celebrated, but I digress. My condolences to Monsignor Nijem and the parish of Sacred Heart!
In March, Sacred Heart is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the dedication of their new Church. I was privileged to be the Master of Ceremonies for this celebration five years ago. I'm so glad that I haven't aged like the people in the post below this one from Holy Wisdom Monastery!