Many priests are scheduled to move to new parishes this June. Moving is one of the top stressors to physical and psychic health and doesn't get easier as we age. In the code of Church law before 1983, pastors were privileged to remain in the parish to which they were named indefinitely. The new code of church law places term limits on pastors appointed since 1983. Either system had benefits and burdens.
It can be a simple act of obedience, humility and love for a priest to accept a new assignment. Let us pray for our priests and that hospitality be extended to them by parishioners of every parish in the diocese.