January 21, 2011

A word of profound thanks to Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel

Msgr. Joseph F. SchaedelWith the appointment of Auxiliary Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel’s service as the vicar general for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis comes to a conclusion.

Msgr. Schaedel has been vicar general and moderator of the curia for 17 years. He has been outstanding in his ability and willingness to serve in that capacity. His responsibilities have been particularly heavy in recent years as he stepped up to serve in the absences occasioned by my illnesses. He did so generously and superbly without complaint.

Msgr. Schaedel will receive a well-deserved sabbatical in Rome, after which he will receive a new assignment. His responsibilities as moderator of the curia are being assumed by Father William F. Stumpf, the dean of the Bloomington Deanery and pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Bloomington.

Msgr. Schaedel will continue his position as vicar for religious and director of the archdiocesan Mission Office.

I can’t thank Msgr. Schaedel adequately for his faithful service to me and to the archdiocese.

May he receive God’s special blessing for the future!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Rev. Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B.
Archbishop of Indianapolis

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