A former Quincy priest that took a leave of absence after a bizarre 911 call is returning to ministry.
The Dioceses of Springfield says Father Thomas Donovan's, "gradual return to ministry is appropriate."
He will be assigned as chaplain to a church in Alton starting September 15th.
The Catholic priest was on leave from his Springfield church after police found him handcuffed inside the rectory last November.
Investigators say no crime took place.
Father Donovan was a former preacher at St. Peter's in Quincy.