Update: DS and I went to the hospital this afternoon to visit Father Sigfried. We got there just as he was coming out of recovery for gallbladder surgery. Miraculously, we were able to see him and speak with him. When he saw ds was there, he immediately raised his hand and made the sign of the cross in blessing. Medically, he had been responding to medicine, but they decided to take his gallbladder out anyway. They had originally planned on transporting him to Hershey medical center, but it was a blessing that he could stay in Gettysburg where parishioners could be there for him. God's hand has certainly been in this situation from the first.
I would like to ask you all to please pray for our pastor, Fr. Sigfried. We just found out this morning that he has been in intensive care at Gettysburg hospital for a week with an inflammation/infection of the pancreas.
He is a late vocation; he's been a priest for only 9 years and is in his early 60's. He really has a heart for Christ, especially in the Blessed Sacrament.
(He's pictured here on the left.)