A Letter from Our Pastor
Una carta de nuestro pastor oprima aquí
Archbishop Gregory has assigned us a new priest, Fr. Fred Wendel.
Fr. Fred Wendel was born in Seattle, Washington and was adopted by Al and Vera Wendel. His father was a career Army officer.
Fr. Fred graduated from Clarkson High School in Georgia and attended the University of Georgia. In 1970, he went into the army. He returned to Georgia several years later to complete his college education at Georgia State University. He then attended the St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado, and was ordained a priest in June 1978 by the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming. While a priest in Wyoming, Fr. Fred also served as an Army National Guard Chaplain.
In 1997, Fr. Fred returned to Georgia, where he was pastor at two parishes. In 2007, he petitioned the Archbishop to allow him to go on active duty in the Army. He began his service in July 2008 and retired in 2017. While on active duty as a Catholic Chaplain, Fr. Fred was stationed in Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Germany (where he was promoted to Major) and then returned to Virginia again.
Fr. Fred is happy to once again serve the Archdiocese of Atlanta and is looking forward to his assignment at Transfiguration. He is grateful for the opportunities he has had serving our country, soldiers, service members, retirees and families.
We welcome Fr. Fred and are happy to embrace him as a member of our Transfiguration family.
Please join us on Saturday, July 8 as Fr. Fred celebrates the 5:00 p.m. Mass. There will be a welcome reception following the Mass in Bishop Hall.
May God bless you,
Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo
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